FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Local scientists and environmental educators are partnering to offer a discovery learning opportunity for area adults, starting Feb. 28.
Nine science and environmental organizations will host a weekly immersion series known as The Treasure Coast Explorer Series: Becoming a Citizen Scientist. In this collaborative science series, adult participants will visit natural areas and preserves to learn about local environmental issues and citizen science projects that address them. It is designed to give an overview of local habitats, wildlife, environmental issues and citizen science projects.
The series runs Feb. 28 through April 24, with sessions taking place each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at various locations across the Treasure Coast. The series is designed specifically for ages 17 and older. The cost for the nine-part series is $65 per participant. Pre-registration is required by calling Savannas Preserve State Park at 772-398-2779.
The series dates/topics include:
- Feb. 28: Living Shorelines – Ocean Research & Conservation Association
- March 6: Invasive Reptiles on the Treasure Coast – The Oxbow Eco-Center
- March 13: Water Quality Monitoring – Florida Oceanographic Society
- March 20: Dragonflies & Biodiversity – The Environmental Learning Center
- March 27: Microplastic Pollution Lab – Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- April 3: Cetacean Science – FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
- April 10: Mangroves Matter – Marine Recourses Council
- April 17: Sea Turtle Nesting – Stella Maris Environmental Research
- April 24: Scrub Jay Watch – Savannas Preserve State Park
For more information and to register, call the Savannas Preserve State Park at 772-398-2779.
–St. Lucie County