Thursday, March 13, 2008

John Page Williams Presents 'John Smith's Chesapeake' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — John Page Williams, Senior Naturalist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will present "John Smith's Chesapeake and What It Can Teach Us About Saving the Bay Today" at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture is being presented by the Joseph H. McLain Program in Environmental Studies.

Williams, the author of Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith and other works, will be on hand for a booksigning following his presentation.

Williams has been serving as the lead Chesapeake Bay Foundation staffer in a partnership with the Conservation Fund and the National Geographic Society to develop the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail.

He also works on a grassroots campaign to develop a strong, active constituency of anglers and boaters throughout the Chesapeake/Susquehanna watershed to improve water quality.

A veteran author and educator, Williams shares his encyclopedic knowledge of Bay science, history and culture with audiences all over the region. For more than three decades, he has led thousands of students, adults and government officials on tours of the Bay and its rivers and streams.

The Joseph H. McLain Program in Environmental Studies was established in 1990 to focus attention on and augment study in the fields of aquatic and environmental studies. The Program supports lectures and symposia featuring visiting scientists and other professionals on matters of environmental interest, particularly relating to the Chesapeake Bay.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "John Smith's Chesapeake and What It Can Teach Us About Saving the Bay Today" is free and open to the public.

March 12, 2008

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