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Educate Yourself on Florida’s Ecosystems- "Eco-Watch" Lecture Series

Posted by Brittany Bosher on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 9:36am.

Whether you own a piece of real estate in Palm Beach County, live here permanently or just vacation here, it is clear that our eco-systems are a cherished part of South Florida life. If it is important to you to protect the precious Floridian environment join the Eco-Watch lecture series put on by the famous Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. 

Gumbo Limbo’s annual “Eco-Watch” Lecture Series begin this week in Boca Raton, Florida. The series are offered at Gumbo Limbo’s classroom from the end of January until the end of April. Each lecture has a different topic and is led by a top environmentalist, often with a Ph.D. in his or her field. 

These lectures are a huge hit in the local community as they shed light on the important ecosystems of south Florida. They educate local residents or visitors how to care for the environment, be considerate of the fragility of these bionetworks and how to protect them in the future. After each lecture, there will be a meet and greet with the speaker as well as refreshments and coffee. The series is recommended for those ages 14 and older. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Register online at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Eco-Watch Lecture Series Schedule:  

January 20:  Sea Turtles and Light Pollution
Kirt Rusenko, Ph.D. Marine Conservationist, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

February 3:  Backyard Habitat with Native Plants
Laurie Albrecht, Extension Agent, Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension

February 17:  The Yellow Stingray has a Magnetic Sense but can it use the Geomagnetic Field to Derive a  Sense of Location?
Kyle Newton,* Ph.D. Candidate, Florida Atlantic University 

March 2:  Climate Change - We All Have the Tools to Delay It
Richard W. Emory, Jr., Esq.  USEPA enforcement attorney, retired

March 16:  Breeding Sex Ratios of Marine Turtles Nesting in Southern Florida
Jacob Lasala,* Ph.D. Candidate, Florida Atlantic University

April 6:  Large-Scale Movements of the Western Atlantic Blacktip Shark
Beth Bowers,* M.S. Florida Atlantic University

April 20:  Romance on the Reef: When Threatened Coral Species Mate
Nicole D. Fogarty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University


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