2013 Feinstone Environmental Awards Banquet
Recognizing the Importance of STEM Education
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2014 Feinstone Environmental Awards Banquet
Capturing Our Living Environment
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Larry Master has cared for the environment and added to society’s understanding of environmental issues throughout his career and his countless volunteer activities. Larry spent the majority of his career serving as a zoologist with The Nature Conservancy. He eventually joined NatureServe, a non-profit conservation organization that provides a network of natural heritage programs and conservation data centers as a source of information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
For over 50 years, Larry has practiced the art of wildlife and natural history photography. Larry donates the majority of his work to support conservation causes. His website www.masterimages.org offers high resolution images and framed prints at no cost to conservation organizations who are working to conserve natural habitats or to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
A tireless volunteer, Larry currently serves on the boards of NatureServe, The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Northern New York Audubon, the Adirondack Council, the Adirondack Explorer, the Ausable River Association, and the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation, as well as, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Advisory Group, the Advisory Group of the Biodiversity Research Institute, the Science/Recovery Advisory Board of Living with Wolves, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Science Advisory Council, and the Mirror Lake Watershed Association.
Master of ceremonies for the event will be David Eichorn, a meteorologist with more than 30 years’ experience. Eichorn was formerly with WSYR-TV Syracuse for 20 years specializing in lake effect snowstorms and atmospheric patterns which produce them. He now holds adjunct positions at ESF, SUNY Oswego and Onondaga Community College, teaching introductory meteorology, advanced forecasting, and broadcast meteorology.
The Feinstone Awards program was established by Sol Feinstone, a widely known historian and author who was a 1915 graduate of ESF. His goal was to reward people and organizations that exemplified his belief that the best insurance for a free society lay in people’s desire to do voluntarily the things that need to be done for the good of all. The program recognizes leaders who care for the environment, encourage volunteerism and add to society’s understanding of environmental issues and their solutions. The Feinstone program has made more than 100 awards, honoring people from across the United States for their significant contributions to protecting the environment and promoting the spirit of volunteerism.
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