Environmental writer Elizabeth Royte concludes the spring 2013 Contemporary Issues Lecture Series at UW-Whitewater with "Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs and the Battle over America's Drinking Water."
The event, Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Royte's writing on science and the environment has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine and other national publications. A former Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow and recipient of Bard College's John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service, Royte is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor for OnEarth, where she writes the blog The Royte Stuff.
Royte's work is included in The Best American Science Writing 2004 and her first book, "The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest," was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2001. "Bottlemania" was named one of Entertainment Weekly's 10 "Must Read" Nonfiction Books of 2008.