Governors Island Nature is a new initiative that will expand visitor engagement with the island’s 120 acres of natural and built open spaces. Today’s schedule – 12pm: “Hope and Constraints in Resorting our Urban Habitats,” a lecture by Dr. Steven Handel, professor Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution Emeritus at Rutgers University Admirals House, Nolan Park. 12:45pm: Q&A with Dr. Handel and the Trust for Governors Island’s horticulture team Admirals House, Nolan Park. 2 – 3:30pm: Seed Ball Workshop Nolan Park. 2 – 3pm: Fall Foliage Walking Tour Nolan Park.