Renowned author to talk "Swamp Stories" at Paul Smith's College

PAUL SMITHS, NY (10/08/2014)(readMedia)-- An acclaimed author and illustrator of nearly 200 children's science books will give a talk Friday, Oct. 17, at Paul Smith's College.

Jim Arnosky is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Christopher, Orbis Pictus and the Franklin Fairbank for being Vermont's foremost creative guide to nature lore. His fishing books are included in the International Game and Fishing Association Hall of Fame Library.

Arnosky will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. His talk is titled "Swamp Stories."

Two more presentations will follow this semester:

On Friday, Oct. 31, Valorie Titus, professor of natural resource management at Green Mountain College, will give a talk on salamanders, and on Friday, Nov. 7, Ross Whaley, the senior advisor to the Adirondack Landowners Association and former president of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry will give a talk titled "Science and Resource Management Meet the Real World."

All seminars take place from 10:10-11 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. They are free and open to the public.

For the past eight years, Paul Smith's College has hosted a different fisheries and wildlife professional each month as part of the series, which is sponsored by the fisheries and wildlife science program.


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