Dr. Drew Lanham
Dr. J. Drew Lanham is a professor of wildlife at Clemson University, where he holds an endowed chair as an Alumni Distinguished Professor and was named an Alumni Master Teacher in 2012. His research focuses on songbird ecology, as well as the African-American role in natural resources conservation. A South Carolina native, Lanham is active on a number of conservation boards, including the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Audubon South Carolina, Aldo Leopold Foundation, BirdNote, American Birding Association, and he is a member of the advisory board for the North American Association of Environmental Education. He was most recently named a 2016 Brandwein Fellow for his work in environmental education, and he has also been a fellow of Toyota TogetherGreen and the Clemson University Institute for Parks. Lanham is also an author and award-nominated poet. His first solo work, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, was published in 2016. Lanham received his B.A. and M.S. in zoology and his Ph.D. in forest resources from Clemson.
*He will be the lunchtime speaker on Saturday, March 21*
George Archibald, Ph.D.
Dr. Archibald established the International Crane Foundation in 1973 with little more than youthful enthusiasm and exceptional talent. Under his leadership, the International Crane Foundation grew into a highly respected organization, successfully promoting crane and habitat conservation around the world. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to work together to solve problems facing our fragile planet. He has recruited, inspired, and mentored countless people in the name of cranes. By focusing on the magic of cranes, people eagerly engage in the protection and restoration of entire ecosystems.