Thanks for your interest in REEF Fish & Friends! We are pleased to welcome our May 2022 speakers, Dr. Emily Schmitt and Dr. Loretta Lawrence of Nova Southeastern University.

Conservation partnerships such as those between REEF, the Nature Conservancy, NOAA, universities, the Florida Keys, and many more, play an essential role in providing resources needed to move forward in marine science conservation. In this presentation, Dr. Emily Schmitt (REEF Member #9) and Dr. Loretta Lawrence (coral reef conservationist extraordinaire) will highlight the importance of community building in sustaining coral reef conservation by sharing their past and current research, volunteer work, and involvement in the marine conservation community over the past 25 years.

REEF Fish & Friends is a free, monthly seminar series that features engaging ocean-themed presentations from guest speakers. Snorkelers, divers, and marine life enthusiasts are invited to join informal discussions and mingle with members of our friendly, ocean-minded community. Complimentary light refreshments are provided. The evening kicks off with a social from 6:15-7pm, followed by a presentation from 7-8pm. Seminars are also livestreamed to REEF's Facebook page and YouTube channel.