[ skip to content ]

Dr. Mark Plotkin

Dr. Mark Plotkin

February 28, 2013, 7:30pm
Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Speaker
Ethnobotonist and Social Entrepreneur

Educated at Harvard, Yale and Tufts, Dr. Mark Plotkin is an ethnobotanist, who has been working with many of the most ancient and powerful Shamans of the Amazon for much of the past three decades. His organization - the Amazon Conservation Team (www.amazonteam.org) - has partnered with 32 Amazonian tribes to map, manage, and protect 70 million acres of ancestral rainforest. For the efficiency and effectiveness of this unique methodology, Plotkin won the coveted "Social Entrepreneur" designation from the prestigious Skoll Foundation, the first environmentalist to receive this recognition.

A top-rated lecturer for the Young Presidents Organization for over 20 years, Plotkin is the author of numerous books and reports, and played a starring role in the Academy Award-nominated IMAX film "Amazon."

Site Navigation

Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Spring Open Houses

Explore our beautiful campus and its community! Join us for our Spring Open House events in February and March.