President's Speakers Series
Spokane Community College

Upcoming Speakers


October 2014

John Marshall presents "In Our Own Backyard: Fires and Forests in Eastern Washington"

The Spokane Community College President's Speaker Series kicks off with photographer John Marshall on October 6.

The presentation, "In Our Own Backyard: Fires and Forests in Eastern Washington" will begin at 7 PM in the SCC Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane. It is free and open to the public.

In 1994, Marshall began an extensive photographic landscape study to follow what happens to forests following fires. Marshall's interest in forest fires began in childhood while picking huckleberries at old burn sites on Mt. Hood. The son of a wildlife biologist, he came to understand at an early age that wildfires were important to wildlife. Marshall has a bachelor's degree in fishery science from Oregon State University and a master's degree in wildlife resources from the University of Idaho. Marshall began his career as a photographer with the eruption of Mount St. Helens, which he photographed for National Geographic magazine. He frequently provides photography on contract for the U.S. Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy of Washington.

The presentation will include photos showing areas burned in the Carlton Complex this summer, the largest fire in Washington State history.

Marshall will also give a presentation for students October 7 at 9:30 AM at the Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities.


Special thanks to SCC President's Speakers Series supporters:

Hagan Center

SCC President's Speakers Series events are made possible through the generous ongoing funding of the SCC Associated Student Government and the SCC Student Activities Council.



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