Rookery Bay recently began “Science Nite”, a monthly educational series to reach out to people in the community in the early evenings. The new outside-the-box, after-work option kicked off the last week of January with a focus on “Sharks” and drew a crowd of nearly 100 people!
The series will run through April and include food, drink and an hour-long lecture from an expert on a nature or science topic. There will also be an opportunity for mingling and hands-on fun at educational activity tables as well as an answer hunt game before the presentation.
Upcoming Dates and Topics
Feb. 25 – “Current Research on Bottlenose Dolphin Communities in Southwest Florida” with Christina Toms, Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program and is a PhD candidate with the University of Central Florida.
March 31 – “Ocean Trivia” with Dr. Ellen Prager, renowned marine scientist, author and a science advisor to Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos Islands.
April 7 – “How Citizen Science Can Help Solve the Ocean Plastic Pollution Crisis” with Stefanie Spear, Lake Erie Waterkeeper Advisory Board Member and member of eXXpedition, an all-women crew sailing around the world to raise awareness about this important conservation issue.
Rookery Bay Research Reserve
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches across 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters. We are committed to preservation through research, education, and land protection.