Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at Rookery Bay | National Estuarine Research Reserve

Engage and Learn

Join us for Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s series of three monthly Lunch & Learn lectures in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council– Florida Talks at the Reserve. Each month the series will focus on a unique facet of Florida’s history and pop culture.

The expert speaker will present from their office elsewhere in Florida, using Zoom technology and be projected onto the big screen in the Environmental Learning Center Auditorium. If you choose to join us in-person, the $20 registration fee includes lunch and admission to the Learning Center. You can also join virtually for free. Both methods will allow for interaction with the guest lecturer, where questions from the audience are encouraged.

Seating is limited to 50% capacity, so pre-registration is required. Full-service buffet; staff will wear gloves and masks.


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Lunch & Learn Information

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Monthly Topics

The Lunch & Learn Lecture Series hosted at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center invites guests to enjoy a meal in the comfort of the auditorium while learning something new from the Florida Speakers Bureau.

Thursday, October 21: Hidden History of Florida, by James Clark- Senior Lecturer, University of Central Florida History Department

Friday, November 5: Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State, by Art Levy- Associate Editor, Florida Trend

Wednesday, December 8: Florida Soul, by Professor of Journalism and Non-fiction Writing, University of Tampa

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What: Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Florida Talks at the Reserve

When: Monthly starting in October from 12pm – 1pm

Where: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road
Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your plate, grab a seat, and enjoy the live-stream lecture 12-1 pm.

How: Cost is $20, includes lunch. Advance registration is required.

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