The County College of Morris (CCM) Legacy Project will host a variety of events throughout the Spring Semester focused on the connections found amongst science, climate change, the humanities and social sciences.

The programs will be presented as part of two series, the Keynote Series and the Salon Series. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

The Keynote Series consists of three events, all of which and will take place in Sheffield Hall, Room 100, starting at 12:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, February 12, filmmaker Corina Gamma will discuss cultures and communities in Greenland that are facing unprecedented risks due to climate change. There will be a screening of her film “Sila and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic,” followed by a question-and-answer session. The event is co-sponsored with the CCM Biology and Chemistry Club.

That series continues on Tuesday, March 5, when the Legacy Project welcomes Ian Tattersall, renowned author, and paleoanthropologist and emeritus curator, Museum of Natural History, New York City.  Tattersall was born in England and raised in East Africa. His lecture will cover his research in paleoanthropology and is entitled “The Pensive Primate: Origin of Modern Human Cognition.”

Dr. Jason Smerdon, Lamont Research Professor at Columbia University, will return to CCM on Thursday, April 11, as the third speaker in the Keynote Series. He will offer a follow-up lecture to his initial talk at the college last October on climate change. Co-sponsored by the CCM Environmental Club and Biology and Chemistry Club, his talk will focus on the risks of climate change in the future and the paleoclimate perspective.

The Salon Series consists of two events, including both afternoon and evening offerings, that will provide an intimate setting for focusing on climate change.

A screening of the award-winning documentary “Chasing Coral” looks at the destruction of coral reefs. Co-sponsored by both CCM’s Environmental Club and Project Yellowstone, the riveting film will be viewed on Tuesday, February 19, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Cohen Hall, Room 124

A discussion on the national best-selling book by T.C. Boyle, “A Friend of Earth,” will be held on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center, Room 122. Attendees are asked to read the book before the event. A light dinner will be served. Reservations are required for this event by emailing legacy@ccm.edu.

All visitors to CCM are asked to obtain a parking pass from the Public Safety office, located across from Parking Lot 10.  For a map of the CCM campus visit http://www3.ccm.edu/newmap.shtml.