CROW Speaker Series explores environmental issues, species profiles

SANIBEL, Fla. (November 30, 2018) – The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has announced its 2019 Speaker Series schedule from December 31 through April 16 which covers topics ranging from species specific programs to grassroots conservation initiatives to water quality on Sanibel.

Wildlife is the focus of the Speaker Series programs, featuring species specific programs about burrowing owls, eastern indigo snakes, Florida box turtles, mollusks, butterflies and more. The ever-popular program ‘The Story of Ospreys’ will be offered four times throughout the series and kicks it off with the first program on December 31.

Grassroots conservation initiatives have the potential to effect positive change around the world. On January 15, J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D., will discuss some successful grassroots environmental projects, including Coastal Keepers’ Bring Your Own Bag and Strawless on Sanibel initiatives.

A few programs will focus on water quality, including ‘Sanibel Communities for Clean Water’ presented by Dana Dettmar, an Environmental Specialist for the City of Sanibel on January 29. The program recommends Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality with the goal that residents and visitors will adopt these voluntary, environmentally-friendly measures to improve the health of our lakes. 

All Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15pm in the CROW Visitor Education Center and are approximately one hour in length. Some programs will feature live animal encounters. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teens (Age 13-17) and free for children age 12 and under. Space is limited, so advanced registration is highly recommended.

Click here for the full schedule, to learn more about CROW’s Speaker Series programs or how to register in advance.