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NECC Professor Ken Thomas Talks about the Florida Everglades at Nevins Memorial Library

Submitted by on September 9, 2019 – 7:01 pm
Professor Ken Thomas

Professor Ken Thomas gives presentation on Florida Everglades.

Dr. Ken Thomas, professor of biology at Northern Essex Community College, will give a presentation titled “Paddling the Florida Everglades: A Hundred Mile Journey” at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, at 305 Broadway, on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, his talk chronicles Professor Thomas’s “trip of a lifetime” from its planning and preparation stages to the actual trip itself. Hear about the pain of fire ant and no-see-um attacks, the beauty of paddling under a full moon, the frustration of running aground at super low tides, and the challenge of paddling during small craft advisories.

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 the presentation at Nevins Library or to register, contact Sarah Sullivan, 978 686-4080, ext. 20 or

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, more than 5,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,600 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the NECC website or call 978-556-3700.