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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Environmentalist Laura Williams will present a talk and slideshow titled "Conserving Russia's Wilderness" on Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Bucknell University's Coleman Hall, Room 221.

Williams, author of The Storks' Nest: Life and Love in the Russian Countryside (2008), has more than 14 years of conservation experience in Russia where she heads the World Wildlife Fund's Kamchatka and Bering Sea Eco-Regional Program. She has worked in some of the country's most remote nature preserves.

Of her new book, a reviewer for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, "I turned to the first chapter and stayed until the end ... I couldn't resist wanting more."

Book signing
Refreshments and a book signing will immediately follow her presentation.

Williams is expected to provide an insightful look into Russia's nature preserve system and conservation policies. Accompanying her talk is a slideshow that will highlight wildlife and nature photography by Russian nature photographer Igor Shpilnok.

Williams has a bachelor's degree in international environmental policy from Cornell University and a master's degree in conservation biology from Yale University.

The event is co-sponsored by the Bucknell Environmental Center, Environmental Studies Program, Russian Studies Program, Russian Club, Political Science Department, Comparative Humanities Program, and the Career Development Center.

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted April 8, 2008


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