2016 Lecture Series

Every Friday at 10am and 1pm


Free lectures are offered every Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the "Ding" Darling Visitor & Education Center Auditorium. Come hear a dynamic nature speaker or author every week. Some authors will even include book signings which can be purchased at the Refuge Nature Store. For more information, call the Refuge at 239-472-1100 ext 233.

Every lecture is free, but is limited to the first 100 guests and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. This lecture series is made possible by the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge with sponsorships from High Tower Advisors and Mike & Terry Baldwin.

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January 8 Cindy Bear & Martha Kendall, The Plant World of the Calusa: A View from Pineland

January 15 NO LECTURE

January 22 Cynthia Barnett, Rain: A Natural & Cultural History**

January 29 Dr. Kenneth Meyer, ARCI, "The Dance of the Reddish Egret - from 'Ding' to North Florida"

February 5 Ellen Prager, Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: The Ocean's Oddest Creature and Why They Matter**

February 12 Lillian & Don Stokes, "Better Birding"**

February 19 NO LECTURE

February 26 Jerry Lorenz, "Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay: Pink Canaries in a Coal Mine"

March 4 Steve Noll, Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future**

March 11 Leslie Kemp Poole, Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century**

March 18 Emily Stokes, REEF.org, "Invasion of the Lionfish"

March 25 Ian Bartoszek, "Pythons in Paradise: Collaborative Burmese Python Research in SW Florida"

April 1 "Teddy Roosevelt Reprisal" by Joe Wiegand

April 8 John H. Hartig, Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons from Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge**

April 15 Sandra Friend & John Keatley, The Florida Trail Guide**

** Indicates a program followed by a book signing