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NECC Professor to Present on The Amazon Basin

Submitted by on July 10, 2014 – 3:50 pm

Dr. Ken Thomas, professor of biology at Northern Essex Community College, will give a presentation titled “Jungle Talk—The Amazon Basin” at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, 78 Lynn St, Peabody, on Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Free and open to the public, this program is suitable for ages 7 & up. Thomas will explore the Amazon Basin in South America and share how it is like a huge bowl that collects water and sends it thousands of miles to the Atlantic. He will also talk about his time spent in Rio Napa, a tributary in Ecuador including photographs of animals and plants that thrive in the area.

Dr. Kenneth Thomas, professor of biology at Northern Essex Community College, earned his Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from NECC, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from UMass Lowell, and a Master’s of Science in Zoology and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island.

Prior to teaching at NECC he taught for eight years at Hillsborough Community College in Florida.

His special interests include marine biology, student travel, science literacy, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing.

This presentation is made possible through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau. For more information on the speakers’ bureau, visit the college’s website or contact Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations, at 978-556-3862 or

For more information on this presentation, contact Alysa Hayden at the library, or 978-531-3380.