2021 Speaker Series Presented by LCEC


Welcome the 2021 Virtual Speaker Series

proudly presented by

CROW is excited to announce the return of its seasonal “Speaker Series”, which is generously sponsored by Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC). These weekly programs, offered January through April, host professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives.  

Historically, the Speaker Series has been offered physically within CROW’s visitor center, but, this year, it has been modified as a virtual experience. That means:

  • You can participate from the safety and comfort of your home.

  • We have partnered with well-respected organizations beyond Lee County for some amazing speakers!

  • Of course, we have our local favorites returning too!

All Virtual Speaker Series events will be hosted via Zoom and advanced registration is REQUIRED. Presentations begin at 4:00pm and last approximately one hour. Admission for each device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees.


To register for a topic, click the green registration button in the topic's description below!



April 26

Tracking Loggerhead Sea Turtles from One of the Most Important Nesting Sites in the World

Presented by Dr. Daniel Evans, Senior Research Biologist for Sea Turtle Conservancy

Dr. Evans has been tracking the migrations of loggerhead sea turtles from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge on the central east coast of Florida since 2008. The Carr Refuge represents one of the most important nesting beaches for loggerheads in the world. The research has identified important loggerhead migration pathways and feeding areas, as well as discovered some unusual behavior. Dr. Evans will be talking about the findings, and conservation implications, of his satellite tracking research.

About the Speaker:

Dan is responsible for STC’s educational activities, public presentations, organizing volunteers to help with STC’s sea turtle monitoring research programs, administers the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grants Program, and is the principal investigator on STC’s sea turtle tracking research program. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Wildlife Ecology from Frostburg State University, and his PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. He has been working at the Sea Turtle Conservancy since 1996.