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Quest for Spanish Treasure: The 1715 Fleet’s Legacy

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson, will present an encompassing overview of the fleet’s story, its demise, and effective treasure hunting techniques using metal detectors, along with beachcombing insights.

January 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Stealing sharks and ravaging rays: A scientific assessment of their interactions with Florida’s fisheries

Matt Ajemian, Ph.D.

Dr. Ajemian will discuss how sharks and rays share some of the same seafood preferences as humans and explore methods for studying their interactions with our fisheries while keeping them safely away.

January 30, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
A glimpse of the Florida wilderness before TV, Condominiums and A/C

George Blythe

George recounts the journey of 25 English travelers, the Dickinson Party, who faced shipwreck, harsh weather, hunger, and encounters with indigenous people during their trek from Jupiter Island to Philadelphia in 1696

February 6, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Dual speaking engagement
the Plastics problem

Join us for an engaging discussion with Jim Masterson, Ph.D., and Sue Flak, as we uncover the hidden truths of plastics’ life cycle and their impact on the on our oceans and estuaries including the Indian River Lagoon.  Plastic pollution threatens this vital estuary along Florida’s east coast, known for its biodiversity and marine support. We’ll explore solutions like community clean-ups, awareness campaigns, and single-use plastic reduction to preserve the lagoon’s health and serve the communities.

February 13, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Jim Masterson, Ph.D.

Jim Masterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor specializing in Aquaculture Innovation and Global Food Security. He teaches marine ecology, biodiversity, and aquaculture, with research centered on marine predator-prey dynamics and coastal ecosystem health.

Sue Flak

Susan Flak is the Recycling Coordinator and Marketing Director for Indian River County. She manages the recycling program, aiming to increase recyclable materials from residents and businesses to meet and exceed county goals.

Enchanting Encounters with Marine Mammals

Shanen Cox

Marine biologist Shanen Cox, with extensive marine mammal training and experience, is committed to fostering public awareness and care for the ocean and its diverse inhabitants through her work with institutions like NOAA and Harbor Branch.

February 27, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Restoring the Balance of the Indian River Lagoon

Heather Stapleton

Heather Stapleton,  a Community Engagement Coordinator for One Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, she channels her passion for environmental advocacy into fostering community connections.

March 5, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Michael J. Tougias

Michael J. Tougias stands as a New York Times bestselling author, celebrated for both his solo and collaborative works. Tougias extends his expertise through engaging lectures held nationwide, each delving into the unique themes of his literary creations.

March 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

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