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2014 Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Noon to 2 pm



Claire Bernard

Katheryn P. Kempner

Catherine B. Sidamon-Eristoff     

Constance Spahn


On Wednesday, April 30, the American Museum of Natural History will host the Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon. This year, we are particularly excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), which has advanced environmental understanding and biodiversity research and conservation around the world since its founding. In recognition of the CBC’s pioneering work over two decades, this year’s event will focus on efforts to protect biological diversity. From monitoring coral reefs in the Bahamas to researching slow lorises in Vietnam, the CBC contributes to conservation through wide-ranging programs that stretch around the world. This panel discussion, moderated by Lynn Sherr of ABC News’ “20/20,” will celebrate the past 20 years of the environmental conservation movement while considering new strategies for the future. As part of the luncheon, we will also recognize Dr. Eleanor Sterling for her visionary leadership as director of the CBC.

After this thought-provoking program, guests will have the opportunity to continue the conversation sparked by the panel discussion and enjoy lunch and the company of good friends in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

With an established tradition of education and outreach, the Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon brings the latest information on important current issues. One of the Museum’s most successful and widely anticipated annual events, it showcases the Museum’s commitment to environmental research, education, and conservation.

Join us in celebrating this important and informative Museum event.


Event Information

Date and time: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from Noon to 2 pm


More Information

For more information, please call the Development Special Events Office at 212-769-5932 or email

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