Coastal Lecture Series

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Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal & the Struggle for Florida’s Future

Dr. Steve Noll, Master Lecturer, University of Florida

Dig into the long and convoluted history of an effort to cross the Florida peninsula by cutting a waterway from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, starting with the Ocklawaha River in the 19th century.  See how an environmental movement stopped the canal before it was completed, eventually allowing the cleared land to become an expansive greenway.

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 |