HERBERT C. MILLS
Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Herbert C. Mills as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Herbert will be honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the Westbury Manor for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
Please help support Herbert 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 Herbert Mills' impressive list of accomplishments:
Herb holds a B.A in Geology from Vanderbilt University and an M.S. in Geological Engineering from North Carolina State. His 40-year career as the Curator of Geology for the Nassau County Museums Division began with the development of the initial exhibits and programs at the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve. He was also instrumental in management and program development for the Sands Point Preserve that included curating the many highly popular dinosaur exhibits that in 20+ years attracted over 2 million visitors. Concurrently, Herb served as supervisor of all the county natural history museums and nature preserves including Leeds Pond Preserve where he was the County coordinator with the Science Museum of Long Island. He was also active in research in the field of Long Island geology, especially focusing on glacial and post-glacial events, and has been published in national and regional journals. He was active for many years as a board member of the Nassau County Soil & Water District and the North Shore Heritage Trail Alliance. Upon his county retirement in 2006, Herb has been an active board member of PWGreen and a volunteer at Garvies Point Museum where he teaches geology programs to school-age kids. He also taught geology for six years as an Adjunct Asst. Professor at Dowling College, and is currently teaching at Nassau Community College. Herb, his wife, Donna and son Paul (18) are avid travelers whose journeys have spanned six continents.
The inaugural ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call 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.