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Environmental Studies Council announces 32nd annual Lecture Series

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January 03, 2019
The Environmental Studies Council will be hosting its 32nd Annual Environmental Lecture Series scheduled for 2019.
 
The popular lecture series, presented by the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County, kicks off on January 30, and will take place on four Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. through February 20.  All lectures will take place at the Environmental Studies Center auditorium, located at 2900 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach.
 
The Environmental Lecture Series is FREE and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.
 
This year’s speaker schedule features Andrew Luering, biologist with Ecological Associates, Inc., on January 30 discussing gopher tortoises, a protected local wildlife that can be found in your backyard; Dr. Walter Goldberg, coral reef scientist on February 6 presenting an environmental and scientific travelogue “Diving the Coral Triangle in Indonesia”; Kirk Fusco, Environmental Scientist with Florida Department of Environmental Protection on February 13, discussing horseshoe crabs and their important ecological and medical role; Derek Cox, with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission discussing the role of the Goliath Grouper in our local waterways.
 
All lectures are free and open to the public.  The Lecture Series is by the Environmental Studies Council, the non-profit organization established in 1978 to support, protect and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center.  Donations are accepted and Council memberships will be available at each lecture.
 
Each year the Environmental Studies Council provides funding for college scholarships, a teaching position at the Center, educational outreach programs, new exhibits at the Center and much more.  
 
For more information, visit www.escmc.org or call 772.334.4643.
 
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