Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Talks, Speeches, Discussions: Long Island Sound Palaver

Out of the blue, a handful of talks and radio appearances have come my way.

The first Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources is being held at UConn’s Storrs campus, on Friday, March 9. It’s a day-long event with lots of great discussions and presentations, followed by a banquet. I’ll talk about Long Island Sound sometime between cocktail hour and dessert. The conference looks very worthwhile, and I’m grateful to Jason Vokoun, assistant professor-fisheries in UConn’s Department of Natural Resources Management and Engineering, for inviting me.

On March 13, at 10:30 a.m., I’ll be speaking to the Darien Garden Club, at St. Luke’s Church. The garden clubs take their conservation seriously, and I think this will be the fourth or fifth time I’ve spoken to one. Thanks to Sally Stone for inviting me.

Vincent Breslin, who’s an associate professor in the department of science education and environmental studies at Southern Connecticut State University, asked me to speak to his class, in late March, a repeat performance.

Greg Stone, who’s the deputy editorial page editor at the New London Day, is organizing an interesting symposium, called "Science, Politics and Journalism: Explaining the Broadwater Controversy." It’ll be a panel discussion, with Peter Auster, Science Director, National Undersea Research Center and Associate Research Professor of Marine Sciences, Avery Point; Frank Bohlen, Professor of Marine Sciences, Avery Point; Judy Benson, The Day’s Environmental Reporter; and me. Helen Rozwadowski, associate professor of history and coordinator of maritime studies at Avery Point, will be the moderator. The discussion is sponsored by The University of Connecticut and The Day, and it’s scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on April 4, at Branford House, on UConn’s Avery Point Campus, in Groton.

Lisa Wexler, the host of “Lunch with Lisa,” a call-in radio on radio stations WSTC AM 1400 and WNLK AM 1350, has invited me to be her guest on Saturday, April 7. The show airs from 11 a.m. til noon.

And on April 10, at 10:45, it’s back to the garden clubs – specifically the Stamford Garden Club. The talk is at SoundWaters, which is located in Stamford’s Cove Park. Thanks to Ann Ramsey for inviting me.



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