Tybee Island Marine Science Center Announces New Lecture Series
Sustainability. Ecology. Awareness. (S.E.A.) Series
Tybee Island, GA: Rounding out their popular public Walks, Talks & Treks programs, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center announces a new lecture series featuring area conservation and research groups sharing their knowledge of coastal area flora and fauna. “Our hour-long Walks, Talks & Treks provide a lot of information about the beach, marsh, sea turtles, and more,” said science center executive director, Maria Procopio, “but we wanted to bring in area speakers who are knowledgeable on a wider range of coastal species that we feel are of interest to visitors and residents alike.”
The series kicks off on Sunday, November 11, with a 3 pm presentation at the science center. Titled Sharing the Coast with Georgia’s Incredible Shorebirds, the program will be an introduction to the life history of Georgia’s shorebirds throughout the year, as well as a discussion about threats and tools to protect and conserve these birds and their habitats. Guest speaker Abby Sterling recently earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia, where she studied how habitat and landscape features influence beach-nesting shorebirds and chick survival. This spring, Sterling began working for Manomet, a non-profit based in Massachusetts with conservation projects throughout the hemisphere. Sterling is located in Brunswick, Georgia as a shorebird biologist on Manomet’s Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative, which focuses on sustaining shorebird populations within the Atlantic Flyway by increasing attention to the Southeast.
Space for the November 11 program is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are complimentary, but you must reserve your space online at www.tybeemarinescience.org (click on the blue “Book Walks, Talks & Treks” button and then select the S.E.A. Series link).
The Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s protocol is catch and release with short-term stays for most of their species in accordance with its mission to cultivate responsible stewardship of coastal Georgia’s natural resources through education and conservation.
Tybee Island Marine Science Center