Join us in the Pew Family Natural Science Education Center for great information, exciting insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of local topics. Offered October through March on the first Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to noon; $5.00 per person. Space is limited, call for reservations – 561-776-7449 Ext. 104 or Janice Kerber
2013 – 2014
October 5 - Shells of the Western Atlantic: the Beauty of Marine Biogeography
Dr. Ed Petuch, Professor of Geology at FAU, author of Rare and Unusual Shells of Southern Florida
January 11 - Manatee 101
John Cassidy, Manatee Biologist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The biology and ecology of the Florida Manatee where to find them, what they eat, why we need to protect them.
February 1 – Marine Life in the Lake Worth Lagoon
Anne Dupont, Underwater Photographer and Author
Anne Dupont’s photos have been published in numerous books, magazines and educational DVDs, she works with the Natural History Museum of Florida in photographically documenting species found in the Lake Worth Lagoon.
March 8 – Weeds and Seeds: A History of Dining in Southern Florida
Michele Williams, Ph. D., RPA, Director for the SE Region of FL Public Archaeology Network, FAU
A look at the various plants utilized by early Floridians, the ‘meatier’ issues of early diets; learn how the wealth of natural resources in South Florida ha made it a unique dining experience for over 10,000 years.
April 5 – Florida Hawksbill Sea Turtle Project
Larry Woods, Florida DEP Sea Turtle Biologist
Larry has been conducting research into the Palm Beach County Hawksbill sea turtles since 2004. This project represents the first systematic study of the Hawksbills, and will contribute significantly to our understanding and conservation of this remarkable species.