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2021 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 2021 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 Sea Turtle and Shark Expert Panel Discussion, which will feature prominent researchers and conservationists from across the region.

Come see our 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 virtually via Zoom or live at MODS and stop by the Shark Discovery Cart when you are here!

June 3 at 6:00 p.m. Community Conservation in the Caribbean. The presenter will be Catherine Macdonald, director of the Field School, lecturer at Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science at University of Miami.

July 1 at 6:00 p.m. Sharks and Pollution. The presenter will be Kady Lyons, research scientist at Georgia Aquarium.

August 5 at 6:00 p.m. Microplastics. The presenter will be Alina Wierczorek, Ph.D. student at the University of Ireland, Galway.

September 2 at 6:00 p.m. Manta Ray Panel Discussion. The presenters will be Guy Stevens, Ph.D., Chief Executive and Founder of the Manta Trust; and Emily Humble, research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and genetics specialist at Manta Trust

October 7 at 6:00 p.m. Shark Conservation Panel Discussion. The presenters will be Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University; Marianne Porter, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University; and Hannah Medd, founder of the American Shark Conservancy.

November 7 at 1:00 p.m. Sea Turtle Season Wrap-Up. The presenter will be Derek Burkholder, Ph.D., director of Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Marine Environmental Education Center, research scientist at the Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Shark Research Center

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The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films.

The Museum has contributed significantly to the revitalization of the Arts and Science District in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The ability of the Museum to entertain and educate children and adults through immersive exhibits, engaging educational programming and films, and a live animal collection adds immeasurably to the region’s educational resources.

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