Learning Should Never End

Who said learning had to stop after school is over? We’re constantly learning new things about the ocean and want to share our findings with you through some of our great educational programs. There’s one for every age group, and this month, we’ve got variety of options! Here are just a few turtley awesome choices:

Learn from the experts

Ever wonder who else is doing ocean conservation and scientific research in our area? Every Wednesday this month from 6-7 p.m., we’re offering our Winter Science Lecture Series, featuring research scholars, scientists and professors. This Wednesday night, Fulbright Research Scholar Julia Goss will present her lecture, “Can We Save the Mekong River Irrawaddy River Dolphins?” Best of all – the lectures are free. Don’t miss them! Please contact Demi Fox at 561-627-8280, Ext. 107 or dfox@marinelife.org for more information.

Gaze at the stars

Guests of all ages can attend Astronomy Night at LMC this Friday (February 13) at 7 p.m. to learn about our planets and constellations through a seminar led by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. Afterwards, guests will gaze through telescopes in the park to see the stars up close. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. To reserve your spot, please contact Demi Fox at 561-627-8280, Ext. 107 or dfox@marinelife.org.

Explore on the beach or under the sea

For curious spirits, Living Beaches offers an interactive presentation and beach trek to learn about our coastal ecosystems, including shells, dune plants, and crabs. Geared toward ages 16 and up, this program is offered Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. For those interested in leaving the shores, our Fish ID program studies South Florida reef species’ morphology and behavior. The program is geared toward ages 12 and up and is offered every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Both programs are $5 per person. Please email Hannah Campbell at 561-627-8280 ext. 105 or hcampbell@marinelife.org for more information.

Science for seniors

Every Tuesday this month at 2 p.m., seniors can learn about sea turtle biology and their own biology from Harvard University and Tufts University School of Medicine graduate and author Paul A. Brown, who will highlight a different sea turtle species and health topic each week in our program Science for Seniors. Seniors can also save 10 percent on gift store purchases. For more information, please contact Hannah Campbell at 561-627-8280 ext. 105 or hcampbell@marinelife.org.

Hammock Hikes

Perfect for the whole family, Hammock Hikes are led by an experienced naturalist every Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and highlight the coastal, hammock and dune ecosystems. Guests will hike the area and learn about native birds, insects and sand on the beach. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the lobby and only costs $5 per person (under 3 are free). For more information, please contact Hannah Campbell at 561-627-8280 ext. 105 or hcampbell@marinelife.org.


Written by Hannah Deadman