The festivities kicked off Friday evening with a reception in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology gallery. People gathered to catch up with former classmates, GSIs/TAs, and instructors, enjoy refreshments, and check out displays. The main event was the symposium on Saturday where speakers from a variety of fields talked about the importance of the course and natural history education in their lives and in the broader world. Videos of these talks will be uploaded soon. An Italian-themed buffet dinner was served at Alumni House, after which Harry Greene gave one final talk. To round off the reunion, groups woke up early and ventured out on field trips Sunday morning, just like the days of old. Over the course of three days and multiple events, more than 350 people attended!
We enjoyed hearing all the stories about the course and its lasting influence. These stories have been collected for people to read here. Photos of the event are uploaded here. If you would like to submit stories or photos, we would love to receive them! We also conducted interviews with people about their time in the class and its impact on their lives.
The reunion would not have been possible without everyone who contributed their time and effort into making it a huge success. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!