Events in January

Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Finding the Path to a Sustainably Wild Florida
Virtual Event

Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Finding the Path to a Sustainably Wild Florida

Jason Lauritsen will share the vision of Florida's Wildest places and their connection to Florida's growing population. This is an exploration of the state's natural beauty and diversity and the threats and opportunities that are shaping its future. From the beloved Florida Panther to the obscure Avon Park Harebells, Jason will describe how the history of wildlife and native plants are inextricably intertwined and dependent on habitat connectivity.

 

Admission: $10 per device plus applicable taxes and fees

Speaker: Jason Lauritsen, Executive Director for Florida Wildlife Corridor

Jason Lauritsen will share the vision of Florida's Wildest places and their connection to Florida's growing population.  This is an exploration of the state's natural beauty and diversity and the threats and opportunities that are shaping its future.  From the beloved Florida Panther to the obscure Avon Park Harebells, Jason will describe how the history of wildlife and native plants are inextricably intertwined and dependent on habitat connectivity. 

About the Speaker:

Jason has worked in conservation in Florida since 2001; managing land, conducting research, shaping policy and educating diverse audiences.  As the head of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, he is committed to landscape level conservation and long planning horizons to achieve sustainability.  He advocates the pursuit of a deep science-based understanding of our complex and often fragile ecosystem that undergirds the quality of life for both people and wildlife.

 
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Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Nonnative Large Constrictors in Florida
Virtual Event

Speaker Series presented by LCEC: Nonnative Large Constrictors in Florida

Why are snakes important? Which ones are harmful and how can you tell? Protecting Florida’s natural resources from invasive species, like the Burmese python, starts with you. Tune in with the UF ‘Croc Docs’ to learn about the history of invasive reptiles and amphibians in Florida, how to identify native and nonnative snakes, and what you should do if you see one.

 

Admission: $10 per device plus applicable taxes and fees

Speaker: Justin Dalaba, Science Writer & Outreach Coordinator for University of Florida's Croc Docs

Why are snakes important? Which ones are harmful and how can you tell? Protecting Florida’s natural resources from invasive species, like the Burmese python, starts with you. Tune in with the UF ‘Croc Docs’ to learn about the history of invasive reptiles and amphibians in Florida, how to identify native and nonnative snakes, and what you should do if you see one.

 

About the Speaker:

Justin Dalaba is a part of the UF “Croc Docs,” a team of researchers on the forefront of reptile and amphibian conservation throughout south Florida and the Caribbean. Currently, he works to enhance public and scientific understanding of crocodilians and invasive species threats to Everglades restoration. He also serves as outreach chair for the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA).

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