College Selected to Host Prestigious Indianapolis Prize Lecture
Events and Lectures

Franklin College has been selected as a host site for one of Indianapolis’ most prestigious lecture series – the Indianapolis Prize Lecture Series. The college will host the first of six lectures to be presented by the 2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner as part of its 2018 Homecoming festivities on Wednesday, Sept. 26.  The Winner will also present lectures at Harvard University, Indiana University, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Butler University and DePauw University.

The Indianapolis Prize is the world’s leading animal conservation award.  First awarded in 2006, it is given every other year to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to wildlife conservation.  Established to bring the world’s attention to their victories, the Prize elevates the brave, talented and dedicated men and women who spend their lives saving the Earth’s wildlife.

The Winner of the Prize, selected from six Finalists and announced in the spring, will receive a $250,000 award and the prestigious Lilly Medal.  Internationally, the Indianapolis Prize is the largest individual monetary award given for animal conservation and is a signature global conservation initiative of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.

Visit the Indianapolis Prize website and watch this short recap of the 2016 Prize cycle to learn more about this remarkable initiative.

(Posted Feb. 27, 2018)

POSTED Feb 24, 2018