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Celebrated Photographer, Educator, and Activist to Speak

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Celebrated photographer, educator and activist, Subhankar Banerjee, to speak at the Stroud Water Research Center’s Joan & Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture Series

WHEN:
Thursday, April 9, 2009
6:00 pm cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm lecture, book signing to follow

WHERE:
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

TICKETS:
$20 in advance. Seating is limited.

Avondale, Pa. – On Thursday, April 9th, 2009, the Stroud™ Water Research Center’s Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture will feature Subhankar Banerjee and his presentation, Land as Home: Vision for an Eco-Culturally Sustainable Arctic. Best known for his breathtaking photographs of and mission to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Banerjee is author of several books, including: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, The Last Wilderness, Photographs of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Resource Wars.

Banerjee has received an inaugural Cultural Freedom Fellowship from Lannan Foundation, an inaugural Greenleaf Artist Award from the United Nations Environment Programme, a National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation, a Special Achievement Award from the Sierra Club, and Housberg Award from the Alaska Conservation Foundation. He serves on the Environmental Humanities Partnership Board in the College of Humanities, University of Utah and in the advisory board of Blue Earth Alliance in Seattle.

Held in memory of Joan and Dick Stroud, co-founders of the Stroud Water Research Center, the Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture Series brings to the Center speakers who will both enlighten and entertain — sharing their research and their perspectives on subjects from watershed ecology to conservation and more. Past speakers have included, Chairman, Waterkeeper Alliance, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Director of the Global Water Policy Project and prolific author, Sandra Postel, and recipient of the prestigious Audubon Medal and the Lady Bird Conservation Award, and Professor of Global Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Dr. Michael Dombeck.

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