Florida’s wild places: photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. delivers Stetson’s biodiversity lecture
“What I really want to share with the students here today is that Florida is still a wild place, and we have a chance to keep it that way,” Carlton Ward Jr. told an audience gathered to hear him speak on Thursday afternoon on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.
Ward addressed students, faculty, staff and members of the community at Stetson Law’s first Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the fall semester.
Ward is an environmental photojournalist from Clearwater, Florida, who uses his photography to promote conservation of natural environments and cultural legacies.
Ward’s book, “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition,” documents Ward’s 1,000-mile journey in 2012 from the Everglades National Park in Florida to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia in 100 days. The journey continued in 2015 with a 70-day, 1,000-mile trek from the Everglades headwaters near Orlando to Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola, bringing new attention to a statewide vision to keep Florida wild.
Stetson’s biodiversity lecture series brings leading experts to campus to speak on a range of environmental topics. The lecture series is co-sponsored by Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy.
The next lecture in the biodiversity lecture series is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Great Hall on the Gulfport campus with Mike Walker, a senior enforcement attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Post date: Sept. 3, 2015