On Wednesday, March 12, REEF will host a community panel discussion to raise awareness about how volunteers contribute to scientific understanding of the environment. Rick Bonney of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York will lead the discussion. Florida Keys-based citizen science experts will present on local projects and ways for volunteers to get involved.
Topics include marine life surveying, exotic species removal and a volunteer weather observation program. A reception with the speakers will begin at 6:30, followed by presentations at 7 PM. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on REEF, visit www.REEF.org.
Leda Cunningham, REEF
Rick Bonney, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Alison Higgins, The Nature Conservancy
Jonathan Rizzo, National Weather Service
Cory Walter, Mote Marine Laboratory
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
33 East Quay Rd.
Key West, FL 33040