Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Marshland Chronicle: Washington College Welcomes Acclaimed Nature Writer William Sargent, October 26

Chestertown, MD, October 11, 2005 — Washington College's Joseph H. McLain Program in Environmental Studies and the Center for the Environment and Society present "A Marshland Chronicle," a lecture by award-winning nature writer William Sargent, Wednesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the College's Litrenta Lecture Hall, Toll Science Center.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.

A consultant for Public Television's NOVA science series, Sargent is the author of seven books on science and the environment, including the acclaimed The House on Ispwich Marsh, which examines a unique New England ecosystem, and Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health.

Eloquently capturing the issues plaguing scientists, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists across the nation, Sargent's works "turn an event as mundane as a rising tide into poetry," according to The Boston Globe.

The former director of the Baltimore Aquarium and a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sargent has taught at The Briarwood Center for Marine Biology as well as Harvard University.

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