Visit us:

503 Barefoot Beach Blvd.

North Naples,  FL    34134

Mail us:

P.O. Box 564

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

LECTURE SPEAKERS

Our Saturday Lecture Series features guest speakers who are experts on subjects ranging from shells to dolphins, eagles to tortoises, and to early Florida Indian culture.  For years, these popular lectures have played to overflow crowds.  Program sponsored by Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve.  Park in the first parking area on the right and meet at the Learning Center at 10:00am.

(Approximately a 1-hour lecture)

 

Program cost: FREE.  Reservations are NOT required.  There is an $8.00 entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a current Collier County beach parking permit.

Programs listed below are from the January through April 2020 season.

 

 

                                2020 SCHEDULE

JANUARY 4

Shorebird -- Migrating - Anne Mauro, (Rookery Bay Avian Ecologist)

JANUARY 11

Women in the Everglades - Marya Repko

JANUARY 18

Marine Megafauna of Captiva - Dolphins, Sea Turtles & Manatees- Stephanie Plein, (Marine Biologist)

JANUARY 25

Naples Bay Oyster Reef Restoration Project - Stephanie Molloy PhD, (City of Naples Natural Resources Manager)

FEBRUARY 1

Blooms & Butterflies - Ranger Sajel Dodia (Big Cypress Preserve)

FEBRUARY 8

Domestic Cats & Wildlife - Colleen Durham, (Conservancy SWFL)

FEBRUARY 15

Introduction to Bee Keeping from Flower to Honey - Dennis & Virginia Riggs

FEBRUARY 22

Grassroots Movement Shaping Florida Water Policy - Captains for Clean Water: Daniel Andrews & Alycia Downs

FEBRUARY 29

Mosquitoes - Collier Mosquito Control: Patrick Linn (Exec. Dir.) & Robin King (Communucations)

MARCH 7

Battle Against Invasive Species - Ranger from Big Cypress Preserve

MARCH 14

Africa Untamed: Cradle of Human Kind - Jack Berninger

MARCH 21

Becoming Human - Jack Berninger

MARCH 28

Wetland Ecology -- Mangroves - Dr. Brian Bovard, (FGCU)

APRIL 4

Virtual Tour of Corkscrew Swamp - Mike and Sandy Hollenhorst & Lorraine Tyre, (FMN)

APRIL 11

Panther Outreach - Ashlee O'Connor, (FWC)

APRIL 18

Living with Florida's Wildlife - Jayne Johnston