March 13th, UCONN, Storrs Campus
SCIENTIST: Dr. Lanham holds an endowed chair as an Alumni Distinguished Professor and was named an Alumni Master Teacher in 2012. His past research addressed how forest management affects songbirds, herpetofauna, small mammals and butterflies. His research mission is now “connecting the conservation dots” and thus he integrates topics including ethnicity and human connections to nature (e.g., bird watching or hunting) into wildlife conservation.
BLACK BIRDER: Dr. Lanham is a naturalist with a passion for birds. He readily shares his life experiences in ways that will captivate you. He connects to people and brings his conservation ethic to others through bird watching trips, multimedia, and award-nominated poems.
AUTHOR: His nonfiction book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature was just published in Sept 2016. Here he articulates his connection to the land in a way that is honest, sincere, and brings inclusivity to conservation. Please join as at CCNR and listen to his wisdom.