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2020 Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series

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MODS is pleased to announce that the Save Our Seas Foundation continues to support our commitment to marine conservation education.

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The 2020 Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series program will feature scientists, conservationists, researchers and educators who will share their passion for our oceans in programs designed for museum guests of all ages.

This year MODS has an exciting lineup of presenters who will discuss their research-discoveries across a spectrum of topics; from sharks to manta rays, sawfish and much more! We are also bringing back our popular Shark Expert Panel Discussion and adding a Sea Turtle discussion panel which will feature prominent researchers and conservationists from across the region.

MODS will also be unveiling a new Shark Discovery Cart located near the shark exhibit within Florida Ecoscapes. This interactive learning station will enable museum guests to learn about sharks, conservation, and the amazing work supported by Save Our Seas Foundation.

Be sure to catch these programs live at MODS, or virtually via Zoom, and stop by the Shark Discovery Cart when you are here!

September 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Deepwater Sharks: The Latest Research Presentation by Paul Clerkin

October 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Sea Turtle Conservation in South Florida: Challenges and Triumphs, Panel Discussion Presentation by Dr. Mariana Fuentes, Kelly Martin and Kelly Stewart

November 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Manta Rays: Exciting Discoveries Presentation by Guy Stevens and Jessica Pate

December 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Shark Expert Panel Discussion Presentation by Steve Kajiura, Mike Heithaus, Gregory Skomal, Dean Grubbs and Dr. Marianne Porter

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