Coastal Lecture Series
About the Event
Indian River Lagoon Research at the Smithsonian Marine Station
Dr. Valerie Paul, Head Scientist, Smithsonian Marine Station
America’s most biodiverse estuary runs right through our backyard. Learn about Indian River Lagoon research being conducted at the Smithsonian Marine Station, and see how human population growth in the region has impacted the estuary’s health, leading to algae blooms, fish kills, and seagrass loss.
This is a free, ZOOM-based lecture. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
Join us every Tuesday evening, from January 5th through March 9th, as we use Zoom to stream world-class live lectures right into the comfort of your home. These free lectures will keep you connected with science and the environment, even though COVID-19 has temporarily suspended our traditional in-person get togethers. You will experience the same fantastic caliber of speakers that you’ve come to expect from the Coastal Lecture Series, but without the added risk of gathering in a social setting. Last year’s Coastal Lecture Series broke our all-time attendance record, with more than 1,700 guests in attendance. By using technology to reach a broader audience, we hope to see even more of you as regulars in our “virtual audience” this year.