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American Museum of Natural History
Environmental Lecture and Luncheon

Panelists Rose Harvey and Steward Pickett, Museum President Ellen V. Futter, panelist Douglas Brinkley, and moderator Lynn Sherr
Panelists Rose Harvey and Steward Pickett, Museum President Ellen V. Futter, panelist Douglas Brinkley, and moderator Lynn Sherr.

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On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the American Museum of Natural History held its 22nd Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon. Lynn Sherr led a panel discussion that explored the world of urban conservation. Panelists included: Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America; Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and Steward T. A. Pickett, distinguished senior scientist and plant ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Suzanne H. Cochran, Katheryn P. Kempner, Joanne W. Prager, Catherine B. Sidamon-Eristoff, Mary C. Solomon, and Constance Spahn were event chairmen. All proceeds from the Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon support the Museum’s scientific research and educational initiatives, including important work in biodiversity conservation.

Chairs Joanne Prager, Mary Solomon, Connie Spahn, Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff, Kitty Kempner, and Suzanne Cochran with Museum President Ellen V. Futter (center)
Chairs Joanne Prager, Mary Solomon, Connie Spahn, Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff, Kitty Kempner, and Suzanne Cochran with Museum President Ellen V. Futter (center).

Museum Provost Michael Novacek and Joe Gleberman
Museum Provost Michael Novacek and Joe Gleberman.

Friend, Joan Henle, Jill Rappaport, Emily Bogle, Melanie Shorin, Judy Dimon, Jody Arnhold, Laurie Maglathlin, Sue Mandel
Friend, Joan Henle, Jill Rappaport, Emily Bogle, Melanie Shorin, Judy Dimon, Jody Arnhold, Laurie Maglathlin, Sue Mandel.

Anne Sidamon-Eristoff and chair Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff
Anne Sidamon-Eristoff and chair Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff.

6789—Charlotte Serena di Lapigio and Ottavio Serena di Lapigio
Charlotte Serena di Lapigio and Ottavio Serena di Lapigio.

Moderator Lynn Sherr with chair Connie Spahn
Moderator Lynn Sherr with chair Connie Spahn.

Nancy Fessenden, Hart Fessenden with friends
Nancy Fessenden, Hart Fessenden with friends.

Maryll Spahn, Blake Spahn, Stephen Spahn, Connie Spahn, and Kirk Spahn
Maryll Spahn, Blake Spahn, Stephen Spahn, Connie Spahn, and Kirk Spahn.

Photos: © AMNH/D. Finnin
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