Join us via Zoom every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm through March 15th, as we connect you with the scientific community for another season of free world-class lectures.
Get caught up on the current health of our local waterways, and see how efforts to improve the management of Lake Okeechobee are progressing.
Presented by: Mark Perry, Executive Director, Florida Oceanographic Society
Learn how researchers are using high-tech and low-tech solutions to track tarpon migrations and identify critical juvenile habitats, in an effort to conserve this ancient gamefish species.
Presented by: Dr. Aaron Adams, Director of Science and Conservation, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust; Senior Scientist, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
See how researchers are breeding “superclams” that are resilient to algae blooms in an attempt to filter the Indian River Lagoon’s waters and improve ecosystem health.
Presented by: Dr. Todd Osborne, Associate Professor, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Learn about the Florida Manta Project, the first dedicated study of Florida’s manta rays, and find out more about manta ray biology as well as efforts to conserve these graceful giants.
Presented by: Jessica Pate, Research Scientist & Country Manager, Marine Megafauna Foundation
Find out about Disney’s Animal, Science, and Environment team, which is responsible for the care and wellbeing of domestic, zoo, and aquarium animals that are part of Disney experiences worldwide.
Presented by: Dr. Scott Terrell, Director of Animal and Science Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide
Learn about a new land preservation initiative to protect the headwaters of Kitching Creek and the north-flowing South Fork of the St. Lucie River.
Presented by: Greg Braun, Certified Environmental Preofessional, Sustainable Ecosystems International
Learn about efforts to propagate smooth cordgrass from wild-collected seeds as part of a project that aims to restore degraded salt marshes while simultaneously cleaning up aquaculture waste.
Presented by: Dr. Heather Joesting, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
Discover the surprising ways that two local octopus species coexist just beneath the surface of Lake Worth Lagoon at Blue Heron Bridge.
Presented by: Dr. Chelsea Bennice, Affiliate Assistant Scientist, Florida Atlantic University
Dive in to learn more about the fascinating story of nurse shark courtship and mating from a world-renowned shark biologist.
Presented by: Dr. Jeffrey Carrier, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Albion College; Adjunct Research Scientist, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory