Berkeley Welcomes Well Traveled Alumni

Berkeley alumni Carlton Ward ’94 and Mallory Lykes Dimmitt ’94 recently visited with our middle division students to discuss their journey along the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Ward, a conservation photographer and Dimmitt, a well-traveled conservationist, teamed up in January 2012 to launch a 100 day, 1,000 mile expedition that would take them from the headwaters of the Florida Everglades to the marshy swamps along Florida/Georgia border on a trek known as the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. The goal of the expedition was to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project.

Following their successful and widely publicized travels, the two have been speaking to audiences statewide about their experiences in an effort to bring awareness to Florida’s precious natural lands, habitats and creatures. Ward and Dimmitt encouraged the students to learn more about the natural environments of our state and to get involved by sharing their expedition story with others to bring awareness to the cause. Their journey was documented for a PBS documentary film that begins airing in April on PBS stations statewide. In addition, our own Berkeley Magazine featured Ward and Dimmitt’s expedition after the successful completion of their journey in the summer 2012 issue.

We were honored to welcome home both alums for what was an engaging and informative presentation for our middle division students. For more information on the Florida Wildlife Corridor, click “Like” on Facebook.


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