October 23

12pm–8pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Freeport–McMoRan Theater
 
12pm–8pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
12pm–8pm
How to Build a Forest Opening Performance
CAC Warehouse
 
3pm–4:30pm
Seed Planting with the Woodlands Conservancy table
Presented by Woodlands Conservancy
CAC Warehouse  
Actively participate in building a forest by planting Persimmon seeds that will later be planted in its local restoration sites.
 
4pm–5pm
Community Salon
Presented by Gulf Future Coalition
The Cafe at the CAC
An arts-integrated salon that mixes together visual art, storytelling, and a  theater game or two to process, reflect and vision around how we make our home here in the Gulf South. Begins with a walkthrough of How to Build a Forest
 
5pm–6pm
Guided Tour
Presented by Mondo Bizarro
CAC Warehouse
Walkthrough of the Lower Garden District with local artist and activist Nick Slie, Co-Artistic Director, Mondo Bizarro. Explores local trees, architecture, and promotes ideas about how cities and neighborhoods change over time.  This tour begins and ends in PearlDamour + Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest.

October 24

12pm–8pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Freeport–McMoRan Theater
 
12pm–8pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
12pm-8pm
How to Build a Forest Performance
CAC Warehouse
 
3pm-4:30pm
Seed Planting with the Woodlands Conservancy table
Presented by Woodlands Conservancy
CAC Warehouse
Actively participate in building a forest by planting Persimmon seeds that will later be planted in its local restoration sites

October 25

12pm–8pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Freeport–McMoRan Theater
 
12pm–8pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
12pm–8pm
How to Build a Forest Performance
CAC Warehouse
 
1pm–2:30pm
Woodlands Conservancy Guided Tour
Presented by Katie Brasted, Executive Director
Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse, L.A. 70037
An interpretive, guided hike of Woodlands Conservancy to tour an actual forest before visiting the evolving How to Build a Forest installation at the CAC.
 
5pm–6pm
Guided Tour
Presented by Mondo Bizarro
CAC Warehouse
Walkthrough of the Lower Garden District with local artist and activist Nick Slie, Co-Artistic Director, Mondo Bizarro. Explores local trees, architecture, and promotes ideas about how cities and neighborhoods change over time.  This tour begins and ends in PearlDamour + Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest.

October 26

12pm–8pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Warehouse
 
12pm–8pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and  walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
11am–5pm
How to Build a Forest Installation On View
CAC Warehouse

October 27

12pm–8pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Freeport–McMoRan Theater
 
12pm–8pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
11am-5pm
How to Build a Forest Installation On View
CAC Warehouse
 
7pm
Conversation: Forest and Water in Dialogue:
Artists and Scientists Contemplate the Gulf Coast
CAC Warehouse
Panel discussion with How to Build a Forest artists, ecologist Dave Baker, artist Monique Verdin, and coastal geologist Alex Kokler about the current pressing environmental issues facing Louisiana. 

October 28

12pm–8pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Freeport–McMoRan Theater
 
12pm–8pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
11am-5pm
How to Build a Forest Installation On View
CAC Warehouse
 
3pm
Conversation: Trees Talk
10 Years of Recovery Research in a Louisiana Bottomland Hardwood Forest 2005-2015
Presented by David Baker, Environmental Curator
CAC Warehouse
David Baker, Environmental Curator at A Studio in the Woods, tells the inspiring story of resilience and recovery of the Studio 8-acre forest with scientific research from pre- and post-Katrina. A forest ecologist, Baker studies long term changes to Louisiana's bottomland hardwood forests with a particular emphasis on how hurricanes and invasive species change these ecosystems.

October 29

10am–6pm
Oak Tree Exhibit at the entrance of How to Build a Forest
Presented by Hike for KaTREEna
CAC Freeport–McMoRan Theater
 
10am–6pm
Self-guided “Forest to River” Tour
Presented by Morgan Maiolie
Take this self-guided tour at your leisure. It begins in PearlDamour+Shawn Hall’s How to Build a Forest and walks you through the neighborhood around the CAC to contemplate water, trees, and architecture before returning to the forest to check on its progress.
 
10am–6pm
How to Build a Forest Performance
CAC Warehouse