7:15PM - 8:15PM
Join the Charlotte Garden Club for a conversation with Patrick McMillan about the relationship between nature and man. Patrick is the host, co-creator and writer of the popular, Emmy-award winning ETV nature program Expeditions with Patrick McMillan. For over 25 years, Patrick has worked as a professional naturalist, biologist and educator. His range of experience has concentrated on botany, though he is also well-respected through his work in ichthyology, herpetology and mammalogy. Patrick is a professional naturalist, the Glenn and Heather Hilliard Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University, where his is also a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, and the director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum and the Clemson Experimental Forest.
Patrick received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. He has twice been honored with the distinction of faculty excellence at Clemson and was the inaugural recipient of the Rowland P. Alston Sr. Award for Communication. In 2005, he was awarded the distinctions of Conservation Partner of the Year by the Partnership for the Blue Ridge, as well as Outstanding Classified Employee by Clemson University. He is a contributor to the book Life at the Water’s Edge, which won the 2005 Renewable Natural Resources Foundations Outstanding Achievement Award and has been selected to receive one of ten South Carolina Notable State Document Awards for 2005.
All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum Randolph. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m., programs begin at 7:15 p.m.