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

November - March

Join us for Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s series of five monthly Lunch & Learn lectures – Rookery Bay and the Next Generation of Scientists. Each month the series will focus on a current project at Rookery Bay, and the collaboration of a senior scientist with an up-and-coming young staff member or intern.

During the co-presentations of findings and information, the teams will highlight the importance of mentorship in science and how working together with today’s young professionals positively impacts the future of environmental ecology and conservation in Florida.

The cost to attend the lectures is $15 and includes lunch. Friends of Rookery Bay members enjoy a 10% discount.


Even more fun at Rookery Bay!

A visit to Rookery Bay has so much fun in store for Kids & Families. Visit our Environmental Learning Center, Explore Rookery Bay with Nature Tours by Boat & Kayak, or take in a lecture.

2018-2019 Lunch & Learn Information

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Monthly Topics

November 8: Making a Home at Rookery Bay: Wading Bird Colonies and the Impact of Hurricanes, by Anne Mauro, Rookery Bay Avian Ecologist and Gina Cheadle, Florida Gulf Coast University Student/Rookery Bay Intern

December 13: Rookery Bay Shark Research Reaches Beyond Our Boundaries, by Patrick O’Donnell, Rookery Bay Environmental Specialist and Kristine Zikmanis, Florida International University Student/Rookery Bay Graduate Research Assistant

January 10: The Sea Turtle Nesting Program: Connecting Science, Stewardship and Education, by Jill Schmid, Rookery Bay GIS Specialist and Sarah Norris, Rookery Bay Environmental Specialist

February 21: Exotic Pythons and the Value of Science-Based Management, by Jeff Carter, Rookery Bay Stewardship Coordinator and Kodiak Hengstebeck, University of Florida Student

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What: Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Next Generation of Scientists

When: Monthly (Noon-1pm), November 2019 through March 2020

Where: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road

How: Cost is $15, includes lunch. Advance registration is required.

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