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Author Sy Montgomery: STEM Speaker’s Series

Sy-Montgomery-STEM-SpeakerImmersion author Sy Montgomery will be the next speaker in the NECC STEM Speaker’s Series. She will discuss her new book “The Soul of an Octopus”.

After a 2011 Orion magazine piece, “Deep Intellect,” about the sensitive, sweet-natured giant Pacific octopus at the New England Aquarium went viral, Sy Montgomery knew she had her next book idea. In “The Soul of an Octopus,” she chronicles a growing scientific appreciation of the octopus’s intelligence, personality and memory. She also tells a love story about coming to know a complex and spirited creature.

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of 20 acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the “The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood,” her memoir of her life with her pet pig. The book was a national bestseller.

The American Library Association has chosen “The Soul of an Octopus” as one of its 25 Notable Books for 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Her 60-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer period and book signing, is the second in Northern Essex’s newly created STEM Speaker’s Series designed to introduce a wide range of STEM topics to the general public.


Haverhill Campus
100 Elliott Street
Science Building (E) Lecture Hall Room 155


Date and Time

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Noon

For More Information

For more information or for sign language interpreting or access requests (including food-related allergies), contact contact Carolyn Knoepfler, PhD at 978-556-3541 or e-mail: cknoepfler@necc.mass.edu.

STEM Speaker’s Series is designed to introduce a wide range of STEM topics to the general public. It is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education’s STEM Starter Academy.