Connecticut’s Naturalist: Edwin Way Teale
Come join us for a presentation by Richard Telford on natural history writer and long-time Hampton, Connecticut resident Edwin Way Teale. Teale wrote/edited over 30 books, winning both the Pulitzer Prize and the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished natural history writing. He was a mentor to Rachel Carson, Roger Tory Peterson, and many others. His long time Hampton home, Trail Wood, is now the 168-acre Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary owned and managed by the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Richard Telford has taught at Woodstock Academy for twenty years and is currently on sabbatical for the 2016-2017 school year to draft the first fully researched biography of Teale. The University of Connecticut has currently published 3 chapters of his forthcoming book. Telford was a monthly contributing writer for The Ecotone Exchange from 2013 to 2016, where he wrote about natural history, environmental conservation, and sustainable living.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.