Recipient, "2014 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Linda Leuzzi as a recipient of a 2014 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Linda will be honored on Wednesday, April 30th at the Westbury Manor for her outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
Please help support Linda in her 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!
Here is a summary of Linda's impressive list of accomplishments:
Linda Leuzzi, the editor of the Long Island Advance and the Tide of the Moriches, is an award-winning journalist whose articles have won several New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards including First Place In-Depth Reporting for her 2010 series on North Bellport crime. Other NYPA awards have included 2013 First Place Spot News for Superstorm Sandy coverage and First Place Coverage of the Arts shared with colleagues and a Third Place Award for Coverage of the Environment. This year’s New York Press Association Award included a Third Place Spot News Award for coverage of the snowstorm Nemo with colleagues. She has also been honored with local community awards from the South Country Community Conference, a civic group that addresses quality of life issues in the East Patchogue, North Bellport and Brookhaven areas as well as the Smith-Wever American Legion Post in Sayville for her stories promoting their causes. This year she was honored in February as a Woman of Diversity at “Impact” – The Black History Exhibition & Diversity Celebration held at ArtSpace in Patchogue.
Linda has authored 8 non-fiction books for young adults including To the Young Environmentalist, chosen as a Talking Book as well as Connections: Pioneers in Ecology both Franklin Watts-Scholastic Books. Life Connections received the New York Public Library’s annual citation Books for the Teen Age nod and has been a contributor to several books. Linda has written many stories about water quality issues, preservation efforts on the Carmans River, and the effects of pesticide spraying, as well as wildlife stories for the Advance, which is based in Patchogue, and covers the Town of Brookhaven. When the Scully Estate in Islip was up for sale by the Nature Conservancy, Linda’s writing about the issue for the Advance’s sister newspaper, The Suffolk County News along with local efforts, helped preserve the mansion and its grounds in 2004 and it is now a Suffolk County Interpretive Nature Center run by the Seatuck Environmental Associaiton.
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.