Lunch & Learn

Next Event: Friday, November 9, 2018

Next Lunch & Learn Event: Friday, November 9 from Noon-1 p.m. in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center Classroom

Friday, November 9, 2018 

Topic: "Restoring our marshes and prairies"

Presenter: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Director Jason Lauritsen

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 ongoing lecture series is offered at no charge beyond the regular boardwalk admission fee. Time is allowed for questions or discussion.

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

​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     
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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