2020 February 19 - Dr. Greg Tolley, Professor of Marine Science, is the first Executive Director of The Water School/FGCU, who will discuss clean water challenges, ecosystem management and the restoration projects underway in Estero and Rookery Bays, and other critical areas in southwest Florida. We will learn about Rink to Reef, the project where hockey pucks are turned into oyster reefs
January 22 - Adam Dinuovo, Shorebird specialist for National Audubon, Rookery Bay, Clam Pass discusses 35% loss of birds, and lifestyles of Skimmers and other shorebirds. Three billion birds lost in North America. 2019 December 18 - Dr Mary Lusk, Assn't Professor, Gulf Coast Research, U-F. Discussion of landscape practices including reclaimed water and pesticides,
November - No Meeting
April 24 - Moving to Florida? Where Would You Live? April Olson, Conservancy of Southwest Florida explains the controversial project for creating new towns for 300,000 expected arrivals moving to Florida.
March 27, 2019 – Deadly Blooms: Good, Bad, Ugly Dr. Michael Parsons, Professor of Marine Science. Coastal Watershed Institute, FGCU Is Naples tested and measured for deadly algae? What are we doing to cultivate algae? Can we eat the fish?
February 27 – The Temperature of the Mangroves Jeremy Sterk, Ecologist, Partner, Earth Tech Environmental Health report of the 570 Acre Mangrove Forest.
January 23 - How Many People Can Collier County Hold? April Olson, Senior Environmental Planning Specialist for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Workshops on Big versus Small Planned Towns
2018 December 19, 2018 – When – Not IF – the Wind Blows Dr. Joanne Muller, Department of Marine and Ecological Science, FGCU The climate and the winds that forecast what is ahead.