LFCC Professors Publish Nature Guide

For Immediate Release:
June 1, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Associate Professor Rob Simpson and Assistant Professor Ann Simpson have recently published a book, Nature Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park, with Falcon Press.  The Simpsons are a husband and wife team who instruct courses at LFCC in Biology and Photography.  Each year they offer a photography trip to the LFCC community, the most recent in March 2012 to Costa Rica.

 Working closely with national park personnel and national park associations across the nation, the Simpsons are creating full color nature guides and wildflower guides to aid in the education and enjoyment of visitors to the parks.  Their current projects include guides to many of the major national parks including Shenandoah, Blue Ridge Parkway, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Yosemite.  Their Wildflowers of Shenandoah book published in May 2011 is now available as an app for iPhone and iPad, and has been touted as the most beautiful wildflower app on the market.  For more information, contact Rob Simpson at [email protected] or Ann Simpson at [email protected] .


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

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