Dr. Mark Plotkin
February 28, 2013, 7:30pm
Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Speaker
Ethnobotonist and Social Entrepreneur
Educated at Harvard, Yale and Tufts, Dr. Mark Plotkin is an ethnobotanist, who has been working with many of the most ancient and powerful Shamans of the Amazon for much of the past three decades. His organization - the Amazon Conservation Team (www.amazonteam.org) - has partnered with 32 Amazonian tribes to map, manage, and protect 70 million acres of ancestral rainforest. For the efficiency and effectiveness of this unique methodology, Plotkin won the coveted "Social Entrepreneur" designation from the prestigious Skoll Foundation, the first environmentalist to receive this recognition.
A top-rated lecturer for the Young Presidents Organization for over 20 years, Plotkin is the author of numerous books and reports, and played a starring role in the Academy Award-nominated IMAX film "Amazon."