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Kiwi penguin expert to receive Tobias Award at Oct. 30 ceremony

October 23, 2013

Lloyd Spencer Davis, an internationally recognized scientist, author, filmmaker and professor, will receive the Ronald B. Tobias Award for Achievement in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Education at a ceremony set at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Montana State University.   High-Res Available

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, an internationally recognized scientist, author, filmmaker and professor, will receive the Ronald B. Tobias Award for Achievement in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Education at a ceremony set at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Montana State University. The award presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the lobby. 

Davis is an expert on penguin behavior. He has been producing films since 1985 and has worked closely with Natural History New Zealand.  His films include "Eating Like a Gannet," "Under Galapagos", and the multiple award-winning "Meet the Real Penguins." Davis' award-winning books include "Looking for Darwin" and "Plight of the Penguin," the New Zealand Post’s New Zealand Children’s Book of the Year.

Davis was instrumental in the establishment of The University of Otago’s Science Communication Program in Dunedin, N.Z., where he is the current director of the Centre for Science Communication and Stuart Professor of Science Communication.  His academic honors include a Fulbright Fellowship, an Anzac Fellowship and a Prince and Princess of Wales Science Award.

Named after the founder of MSU’s Science & Natural History Filmmaking Program, the Ronald B. Tobias Award was established to recognize the importance of science and natural history filmmaking education for the future of professional filmmaking in the field. It acknowledges those individuals who think about the past, the present, and the future, with the past and present becoming a legacy we pass forward.

For additional information about the Tobias Award Presentation contact SNHF Program Assistant, Jared Berent, by phone at (406) 994-5884 or email, snhf@montana.edu.

                                                                        

Jared Berent (406) 994-5884, snhf@montana.edu