Conservation Advocacy Award

This award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of conservation professionals who, through substantial efforts in public outreach and advocacy,
have advanced the field of conservation and furthered the cause of conservation.

How to Nominate:
Write a letter and email us outlining why you think the nominee should receive this award. Nominations must be received by December 15, and should be sent to

2018 Recipient of the Conservation Advocacy Award

Gregory Dale Smith
The Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist
Conservation Science Department
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Award presented by President Margaret Holben Ellis on May 31, 2018, at AIC's 46th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas.

Past Recipients

  • 2018:  Gregory Dale Smith
  • 2017:  Ann Frellsen
  • 2016:  John R. Watson
  • 2014:  Suzanne Davis
  • 2013:  Dr. Nancy Odegaard
  • 2012:  Rosa Lowinger