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Previous Speakers

The Paul W. Kirk Jr. Memorial Lecture for Wetlands Ecology
Dr. Ariana Sutton-Grier
Ecosystem Ecologist and Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University

Dr. Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut and Director, Johnson Space Center (retired)
In Partnership with Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES)

Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Speaker
Gustav Paulay

Curator of Malacology, Florida Museum of Natural History at University of Florida

Kimberly Bryant
Founder of Black Girls CODE

Robin Kimmerer
Scientist, Writer and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology of the SUNY College. Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Speaker.

Christopher Craft
Janet Duey Professor of Rural Land Policy in the School of Public an Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Paul W. Kirk Jr. Memorial Speaker.

  • Dr. Steven Goldman - "What Scientists Know and What Should We Do About It?"
  • David Mindich - "Living an Engaged Life: How Young People Can Assert Their Political Power and Take Control of Our Democracy."
  • Robert Putnam - Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University,
    and Visiting Professor, University of Manchester (UK)
  • Jon Nussbaum - Professor of Pennsylvania State University, Considered the Father of Life Span Communication Studies
  • Maurice Jones - President and Publisher of The Virginian-Pilot
  • John Waters - American Film Director, Screenwriter, Author, Actor and Stand-Up Comedian

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