We’re halfway through our 2024 REEF Fish & Friends monthly seminar series, and our guest speakers have shared some amazing ocean-themed talks at the REEF Campus in Key Largo. Our speakers this year have included experts from NOAA, Ocean Conservancy, Audubon’s Everglades Science Center, and Mote Marine Laboratory. Presentation topics have included the importance of connecting people and oceans through history and shared values (January), policies that are working – and still needed – to protect Florida’s marine environment (February), the role that crabs play in the health of coral reefs (March), and what Everglades fish populations can tell us about surrounding ecosystems (April). All presentations are recorded for later viewing, and you can visit this page to see recordings of all the talks as well as all upcoming Fish & Friends presentations.

REEF Fish & Friends is free to attend, and is preceded by a community social - with snacks! - that kicks off at 6:15pm under the shade of the trees on our Native Plants Trail. If you aren't able to attend in person, the seminars are live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. We hope to see you at the REEF Campus soon!