Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Marco Island Historical Society Presents Two Programs About One of Our Most Precious Resources — The Sea

On January 17th, 2020 at 7:00 PM in Rose History Auditorium, Roxanne Boonstra presents “Coral Reefs.” The “Coral Restoration Foundation” believes that large-scale, massive action is necessary to save the world’s coral reefs. As a non-profit marine conservation-restoration organization, their core mission is to restore coral reefs, educate others on the importance of our oceans and to use science to further coral research and coral reef monitoring techniques.

Roxanne Boonstra grew up in South Florida and on the local reefs, spending her educational formative years studying the sciences and natural history. Using her marine science education and her dive background, Roxanne is the Recreational Dive and Volunteer Coordinator at the “Coral Restoration Foundation.” You will not want to miss her fascinating look at the state of our world’s coral reefs and the hope for their future.

On January 28th, 2020 at 7:00 PM in Rose History Auditorium, Naturalist Bob McConville returns for another fun and fact-filled presentation, “Out with the Old, In with the New.” This fascinating program is a look back at 2019 and a peek at what’s happening in 2020. Dolphin births in north Marco continued to soar this year, turtle hatchlings set a record and some migratory birds took center stage in our area. So, what can we expect in 2020? Come to Rose History Auditorium and hear Bob address dolphins, turtles, sharks, Everglades health, migratory birds and many other popular topics of the day.

Both programs are free to Marco Island Historical Society members, non-members pay $10. 

The location is 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145. Call 239-389-6447 for more information.

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