Presenter: Tom Horton | Award-winning Author, Journalist, and Bay educator
Tom Horton has spent the last fifty years writing about the Chesapeake Bay for newspapers and magazines and has authored several books that are now classics in the environmental repertoire. In those fifty years, his career has spanned more than thirty years reporting on environmental issues for the Baltimore Sun. His unique ability to synthesize the Chesapeake’s cultural heritage with its environmental concerns has been well documented through such books as Bay Country and Island Out of Time. Recent works have paired his essays with the stunning photographs of Ian Plant and David Harp and have given us visual as well as textual portraits of Chesapeake marshes, wetlands and rivers. Current projects include several films: Beautiful Swimmers Revisited – a film based on William Warner’s Pulitzer Prize classic about Chesapeake Bay watermen and crabbing — and more recently High Tide in Dorchester, a film that explores the impact of climate change and rising sea levels in Maryland’s Dorchester County. His latest film – An Island Out of Time – was just released last year and will be shown on Maryland Public Television this year. Tom is currently a columnist for the Bay Journal and teaches in the Environmental Studies department at Salisbury University.
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