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Wildlife Biologist to Talk Wednesday at SWOSU

11.18.2014

Levi Feltman, wildlife biologist at the Washita National Wildlife Refuge, will speak at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, November 19, on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus.

The public is invited to his free talk in Old Science Building Room 212. 

Feltman graduated from SWOSU in 2008 with a B.S. in Biology. He was actively involved in many research projects with retired biology professor Dr. Bill Seibert while an undergraduate student and presented his research at meetings as far away as Colima, Mexico.  He was the recipient of the Mary L. Miller Field Biology Award in 2006 and 2007. 

In 2009, Levi moved to Valentine (NE) where he began work as a biological technician on the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge focusing on the recovery of the endangered Prairie Penstemon. In 2010, he moved back to Oklahoma to become the wildlife biologist for both the Washita and Optima National Wildlife Refuges. He was recently awarded the Star Performance Award for his response and actions to save wildlife that were affected by the 2014 Texas City Oil Spill in Matagorda Island (TX).