|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||August 27, 2013|
|Contact:||Perry Wheeler, Senior Media Relations Coordinator National Parks Conservation Association P: 202-419-3712|
Lauret Savoy Joins Board of National Parks Group
Leverett, MA – Dr. Lauret Savoy, professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College and editor of The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit, national parks watchdog organization.
“Lauret brings a well-respected environmental voice to our board,” said NPCA Acting President Theresa Pierno. “As an accomplished writer and teacher, she will play a vital role in NPCA’s efforts to connect new audiences with our national parks.”
Savoy also served for two years as the director of Mount Holyoke’s Center for the Environment. She is a teacher, earth scientist, writer, photographer and pilot. In Savoy’s book, The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World, she utilizes provocative essays on diverse experiences of place to create a more holistic view of the natural world. She also co-edited Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology and co-authored Living with the Changing California Coast.
She has received Mount Holyoke College’s Distinguished Teaching Award, a Smithsonian Institution Faculty Fellowship, and the Alexander Vietor Fellowship at Yale University. She is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan NPCA has been the leading voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard our National Park System. NPCA and its 800,000 members and supporters work together to protect the National Park System and preserve our nation's natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit www.npca.org.
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