2008-09-18 / About Town

Naturalist talks about Antarctica at CBC

Prentice K. Stout, a noted Rhode Island naturalist and author, will present a natural-history lecture about his travels to Antarctica at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21, at Central Baptist Church.

Stout, who spent more than 50 years in the teaching profession, was a marine education specialist at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for almost 20 years. He also taught biology at the Hotchkiss School and headed the science department at Far Hills Country Day School. After his retirement, he taught oceanography at two area private schools and headed the YMCA Camp Fuller Sea Quest Marine Studies Program.

In 2000, he received the Distinguished Naturalist Award from the Rhode Island Natural History Survey. His recent book, "A Place of Quiet Waters," pays tribute to the natural history of Point Judith Pond and the Harbor of Refuge.

Stout and his wife, Patty, have traveled extensively, leading trips to the Galapagos Islands, Botswana, Costa Rica, and Alaska. In 2007, the couple traveled to Antarctica, where they filmed the images he has crafted into the lecture he will present.

He is a graduate of Denison University and did graduate studies at Wesleyan University and Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Central Baptist Church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown.

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