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The Mellon Distinguished Fellowship in Environmental Studies provides an opportunity to bring world-recognized environmental scholars, activists, writers, and leaders to Colby College to engage the campus and community in lectures and discussions around important environment themes.  Each year, the Environmental Studies Program at Colby honors one Distinguished Fellow, whose work bridges science and policy to make substantial advances in environmental conservation and sustainability.
 
This year the Environmental Studies Program is honoring Dr. Carl Safina for his broad and far reaching accomplishments, leadership, and vision in protecting the world’s oceans and the diversity of life they contain. Throughout his career, Dr. Safina has been a strong voice for the ocean, engaging in cutting-edge science, award-winning writing, and activism to inform and influence the public and policy makers about challenges facing the world’s oceans.  We are delighted this year to honor Dr. Safina as the first Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies at Colby College.

Dr. Safina’s year-long engagement with the Colby and Maine community will begin with a public lecture on Tuesday, Oct 9 at 7:30 pm in Keyes 105.