The GTM Research Reserve, in collaboration with the Marineland Dolphin Adventure, invites the public to a free lecture that will be held at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The program is presented the third Tuesday of the month and is part of an ongoing lecture series. The series is designed to help learn more about your coastal natural world and will feature a different speaker each month.
This month learn about the efforts for conserving Florida’s panthers from genetics to rehabilitation. The Florida panther (Puma concolor) is one of the most endangered large mammals in the world, with wild populations estimated to be less than 130 in a restricted range of southern Florida. Lecturer Lauren Watkins is an environmental educator at White Oak Conservation, a 10,000-acre conservation center in Northeast Florida.
Seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased online — click on the event website link to reserve your spot! Bring your ticket to the Marineland gift shop at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the scheduled presentation to gain entry. Participants without a ticket will not be allowed entry. All attendees will receive a special wristband for free admission to Marineland after the lecture. For more information, call 904-823-4500.