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Lunch & Learn Lecture


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 530-5940 

Date and Time

  • Tue, Mar 4, noon - 1 pm
  • Tue, Apr 1, noon - 1 pm


Rookery Bay hosts a lunch lecture series from October through April, with speakers discussing environmental or local cultural topics. Lunch and dessert provided by Carrabba’s and Costco.

The lecture is free for members and $10 for non-members and includes admission to the Environmental Learning Center. Reservations are strongly recommended.

  • Tue, Mar 4, 2014, noon - 1 pm
    Goliath Grouper - Giant of the Reef
    Lecture given by: Bryan Fleuch, County Extension Director and Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent. Lecture description: Management of the goliath grouper, the largest member of the sea bass family in our region, has become an intensely debated issue in recent years. Once severely overfished, they have made a substantial comeback, but there is still much to be learned about the reef giants. Join Bryan Fluech, the UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent in Collier County as he will share insights into the life history and management issues surrounding goliath grouper.
    Register here.
  • Tue, Apr 1, 2014, noon - 1 pm
    Artificial Reefs - Manmade Frameworks for the Recruitment of Aquatic Communities
    Lecture given by: Chris D'Arco, Senior Environmental Specialist with Collier County's Coastal Zone Management Department. Lecture description: Learn about the different types of artificial reefs, how they are constructed, their impacts to the marine environment, and the socio-economic benefits they may provide.
    Register here.

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