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Save the date for 2018 Environmental Summit

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Where: Sudakoff Center, New College of Florida, Sarasota
When: April 25–27
What: Connect. Engage. Activate.

The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida (SEC) is once again facilitating a community-wide event to bring together area scientists, planners, managers, fishers, farmers, business people, students, elected officials, and the environmentally curious to connect, engage and activate.

Get ready for a fast-paced, engaging program with expert panel discussions and provocative talks that weave connections between our environmental heritage and a resilient future, between the health of natural habitats and our quality of life. Two full-day sessions at New College of Florida April 26-27 will explore topics such as:

  • Our rich environmental legacy: can we connect it to our future?
  • Are we on our way to restoring fishable, swimable waters?
  • Bringing back oysters, scallops, clams, seagrass, and marsh
  • Uniquely Florida: conversation with the Directors of Florida’s 4 Estuaries of National Significance
  • Science-Outreach-Advocacy-Lobbying: what’s the difference and how do we work together?
  • What’s coming with climate change?
  • Plastic, nutrient, and bacterial pollution: what’s the solution?
  • Explore the urban ecology of Phillippi Creek
  • Celebrate the Wild and Scenic Myakka River
  • Meet the architects of success in local land conservation

It all kicks off with a Keynote Reception at Mote Marine Laboratory Wednesday evening April 25. Network and find inspiration at our Bayfront Reception Thursday evening April 26. Join the SEC email list for updates as the program develops!

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