Florida's waters have been receiving a lot of media coverage recently, and not in a great light. Algal blooms, development, and stormwater runoff have created devastating impacts to our shoreline and waterways. However, management efforts by government agencies, environmental organizations, local universities, and non-profits have created ways that will benefit local watersheds and shores. Join us in the Planetarium for an enlightening and diverse set of lectures that will review the state of Florida's waters and management efforts.
Admission: Free for members or with paid museum admission.
3:00 PM: Dr. Maia McGuire - presenting on what is known (and not known) about plastics in the ocean, and information that has been learned about people's willingness to change their behavior and reduce their production of plastic waste.
4:00 PM: Clay Henderson, Executive Director of the Institution for Water and Environment Resilience at Stetson University will present on the water quality challenges facing estuaries, rivers, lakes, and springs in Volusia County.