DATE: January 3, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: The Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park in Hollywood will launch its next installment of the Lunch and Learn Nature Series for Adults, on Friday, January 18. The program runs from noon to 2 p.m., and lunch is included. A $7 donation is requested, to benefit the Friends of Anne Kolb volunteer group, and preregistration is required a week in advance.
The overall theme of this series of three lectures is “Working Toward a Healthier Natural Environment in South Florida,” and this session’s topic will be “The Manatees of Broward County.” The presenter is Dr. Pat Quinn, who works in the Marine Resources Section of Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division. Dr. Quinn will share on the biology of the much-admired manatees, what threatens their health and existence, and the county’s manatee protection and conservation program.
Future dates for this program will be Friday, February 22, when the topic will be “Protecting and Restoring Our South Florida Ecosystems,” and Friday, March 22, when the focus will be on “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of South Florida.”
WHERE: Mangrove Hall
Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33019
WHEN: Friday, January 18, noon-2 p.m.
WHO: For adults.
HOW: A $7/person donation to the Friends of Anne Kolb volunteer group is requested. Preregistration is required a week before the program.
For further information, call the nature center at 954-357-5161. Anne Kolb is accessible via Broward County Transit Route #12.
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