Environmental Lecture Series

The popular Environmental Lecture Series presented by the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County will be held on four Wednesday evenings in January and February at 7 pm. The first lecturer, wildlife videographer Tom Fitz, will present at the beautiful Lyric Theater in Downtown Stuart on January 17th. The following three lectures will take places at the Environmental Studies Center’s auditorium, 2900 NE Indian River Drive, in Jensen Beach. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

2018 Schedule:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Title
Challenges in Wildlife Filmmaking

Speaker
Tom Fitz

Talk Summary
Tom Fitz, a freelance cameraman and filmmaker for PBS, National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, ABC, Blue Planet, Animal Planet, & NHK, shares his experiences from filmmaking around the world and shows excerpts and portions of his amazing adventues from the Arctic to the jungles to the oceans, discussing the behind-the-scene fun, mistakes, and impacts. Tom also runs an educational company called Schoolyard films he will talk about and show portions of.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Title
Backyard Honey Beekeping

Speaker
Mike Macklin & Kathleen Euler

Talk Summary
A bit of Beekeeping history and a look at Commercial Beekeeping compared to Backyard Beekeeping. Learn about a day in the life of a Beekeeper–ready to react and Fruits of your labor (and theirs)!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Title
Underwater Neighbors: The Ecology of Two Octopus Species in a Shallow Coastal Environment

Speaker
Chelsea Bennice

Talk Summary

Chelsea will discuss her research focused on determining what resource partitioning mechanisms facilitate coexistence between two octopus species in South Florida

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Title
Sustainable Food Options

Speaker
Michael James Meier

Talk Summary
What is the environmental cost of the dinner on your table? Come learn about the environmental impact of the foods we eat, and explore sustainable food options with the founders of Ground Floor Farms, a local urban farm, cafe, and community space in Stuart, Florida. Their aim is to help grow a more dynamic town through food, art, and fun.

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