Lunch & Learn

Next Event: Friday, February 8, 2019

Next Lunch & Learn Event: ​​Friday, February 8, 2019, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center Classroom

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

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

​​​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"

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Presenter:  Andrew Stillman, PHD student, University of Connecticut.  
​Topic:  The importance of management in fire dependent landscapes, with details from his research on the Black-backed Woodpecker in the Sierra Nevada range. 

​Wednesday, March 6, 2019      

Presenter:  Brad Cornell, Southwest Florida Policy Associate, Audubon Florida     
opic:  "Collaborative Conservation for Wood Storks and Panthers"

​Monday, March 25, 2019         

Presenter:  Dr. Shawn Clem, Research Coordinator, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary    
Topic:  TBA

Friday, April 5, 2019

​Presenter:  Alli Smith, M.S. Student | Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
Topic:  Florida Burrowing Owl Research + Conservation 
Burrowing owls are listed as "State Threatened," and are currently under threat from habitat loss in Southwest Florida. These charismatic little raptors live in grassy areas ranging from cattle fields to baseball parks, and can be found living alongside humans in Marco Island. Join University of Florida graduate student Alli Smith to learn about burrowing owl biology and current research, and local citizen science and conservation efforts.

​Tuesday, April 9, 2019                 

Presenter:  Adam DiNuovo, Audubon Florida      
Topic:  Shorebirds

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