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J. Nichols '89 to Present Keynote Address at International Pacific Marine Educators Conference

January 1, 2007

Wallace J Nichols 2006.jpgJanuary 1, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Wallace J. Nichols, a senior research scientist with the Ocean Conservancy and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will present the keynote address at the International Pacific Marine Educators Conference (IPMEC). The event will take place January 15-18 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The address by Dr. Nichols, who is also a research associate in California Academy of Sciences' department of herpetology, is entitled, " Evolving the Ocean Conservation Movement."

The conference will bring together marine educators from around the world to share resources and build a network aimed at ensuring the health of the Pacific Ocean and the communities that depend upon it. Visit IPMEC's official Web site by clicking here.

J. Nichols, as he is known, serves as president of the International Sea Turtle Societysea turtle.jpg "who since 1993 has studied endangered sea turtles off the Baja coasts and worked with local fishermen to reverse their decline," noted a recent story in the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the founder of Ocean Revolution, an international program designed to inspire and empower young people to protect the world's oceans.

Read more, and learn about Dr. Nichols' recent visit to DePauw, in this previous story.