Coastal Lecture Series

About the Event


Living in the Zika Latitudes: Mosquitoes, Humans, and Emerging Pathogens

Dr. Gordon Patterson, Professor, Florida Institute of Technology

Step back in time to learn about Florida’s century-long battle to control mosquitos – efforts that have had significant ecological consequences in coastal Florida.  See how globalization, population growth, and climate change will dramatically increase the peril posed by mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus and dengue fever in the future.

This is a free, ZOOM-based lecture. Space is limited and preregistration is required. 

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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.

Event Details

Dr. Zack Jud, Director of Education
772-225-0505 ext. 113 |