Programs

Lunch & Learn

Next Event: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Next Lunch & Learn Event:    Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  in the Corkscrew Classroom

Topic:  Reptiles of Southwest Florida (Also, get to meet live snakes and an alligator, too)

Presenter:  Debbie Lotter, Youth Education Coordinator and Sally Stein, Director of Public Programs, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Lunch & Learn lectures are held periodicaly throughout the year. Presentations feature professionals from throughout our region speaking on a variety of science or natural history topics.

Lunch & Learns are held in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Blair Audubon Visitor Center classroom from Noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches or purchase food and drinks from the Gallery Cafe. This on-going lecture series is offered at no charge beyond regular admission and time is allowed for questions or discussion.

Our schedule of additional upcoming dates and topics are listed below.  Dates and topics will be added as they are scheduled.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018        Presenter:  Jason Lauritsen, Sanctuary Director, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary      
Topic:  Why our work is critical

Thursday, November 1, 2018    Presenter:  Dr. Jerry Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University      
Topic:  "The anhinga's secrets -- behavior, ecology, and travails of the "Swampster""

​Friday, November 9, 2018         Presenter:  Jason Lauritsen, Sanctuary Director, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary      
Topic: Restoring our marshes and prairies 

​Thursday, November 29, 2018  Presenter:  Kathleen Smith, Biologist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission      
Topic:  Swallow-tailed kites

​Monday, December 10, 2018    Presenter:  Allyson Webb, Senior Resource Manager, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary     
Topic:  "Ecosystem-based land stewardship - the fight to keep Corkscrew healthy"

​Wednesday, January 9, 2019     Presenter:  Dr. Jerry Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University      
Topic:  "The woodpeckers of Corkscrew -- their behavior, ecology, and history"

​Wednesday, January 16, 2019   Presenter:  Brad Cornell, Southwest Florida Policy Associate, Audubon Florida     
Topic:  Collaborative conservation for panthers and wood storks

​Friday, February 8, 2019            Presenter:   Allyson Webb, Senior Resource Manager, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary     
Topic: "Restore it and they will come - update on Panther Island"

​Thursday, February 14, 2019    Presenter:  Tabitha Stadler, Assistant Sanctuary Director, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary     
Topic:  "Make them all nature lovers:  strategies for influencing people to make pro-environmental decisions"

​Wednesday, March 6, 2019       Presenter:  Brad Cornell, Southwest Florida Policy Associate, Audubon Florida     
T
opic:  Winter Migratory Coastal Birds

​Monday, March 25, 2019          Presenter:  Dr. Shawn Clem, Research Coordinator, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary    
Topic:  TBA

​Friday, April 9, 2019                  Presenter:  Adam DiNuovo, Audubon Florida      
Topic:  Shorebirds

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