Recipient, "2014 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Don Riepe as a recipient of a 2014 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Don will be honored on Wednesday, April 30th at the Westbury Manor for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
Please help support Don in his goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Science Museum of Long Island's programs and services for the children and families of the region!
A summary of Don's impressive list of accomplishments:
Don Riepe has been the NY Chapter Director and leading tours for the American Littoral Society for the past 30 years. He retired from the National Park Service in 2003 where he worked as a naturalist and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in NYC and has extensive experience working on marsh restoration projects and public education programs. Don currently serves as Jamaica Bay Guardian and co-chair of the Jamaica Bay Task Force and has written many articles on natural history subjects. His photographs have been published in many journals including Scientific American, National Wildlife, Audubon, Defenders, Underwater Naturalist, Parade and The New York Times. He has an M.S. in Natural Resources Management from theUniversity ofNew Hampshire and has taught a course in Wildlife Management atSt. John’sUniversity. An avid birder, he also has a keen interest in landscaping habitats for wildlife and people.
The 2014 ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. For more information, Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Science Museum of Long Island
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not-for-profit science activity center located in Plandome on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically pre-registered hands-on science workshops.