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Horizons 2015

Here’s a recap of our HORIZONS 2015 events!

scuba

February 26
“The Shark Whisperer & Other Exotic Tales of the Sea”
Ellen Prager is a well-respected marine scientist and author, widely recognized for her expertise and ability to bring science to lay audiences. She has built a national reputation as a scientist and spokesperson on earth and ocean science issues and is a sought-after speaker for public-oriented events and as an expert by the media. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS Early Show and News, CNN American Morning, Larry King, and Lou Dobbs.

Doors Opened at 6:00pm – Presentation at 7:00pm
Challenger Learning Center – 200 South Duval Street, Kleman Plaza


dinoguy

March 26
“My Beloved Brontosaurus: A Trip Through the Days of the Big Dinosaurs”
Brian Switek is a freelance science writer and author of the critically-acclaimed books My Beloved Brontosaurus (2013) and Written in Stone (2010). He has written articles on fossils and natural history for a variety of popular and academic publications–from Slate and the Wall Street Journal to Nature.

Doors Opened at 6:00pm – Presentation at 7:00pm
Challenger Learning Center – 200 South Duval Street, Kleman Plaza


bpoil

April 23
Deepwater Horizons 5th Anniversary Panel Discussion
On April 20, 2010, a blow out of a deep-sea oil rig operated by British Petroleum spewed nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Northern Gulf of Mexico before it was finally capped three months later. Five years on, exactly what impact has this all-time worst oil spill in history had on fish and other marine wildlife and coastal ecosystems throughout the Gulf? Four expert marine scientists in diverse fields will provide the best answers to this key question.

Doors Opened at 6:00pm – Presentation at 7:00pm
Challenger Learning Center – 200 South Duval Street, Kleman Plaza


sharkman

May 28
“Man in the Gray Suit: The Truth about Shark Attacks”
George H. Burgess is literally Florida’s No. 1 “shark man.” A fisheries biologist with the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Burgess is the director of the International Shark Attack File and author/coauthor of numerous books and papers on sharks and other fish. The Shark Attack File is the largest database in the world on shark attacks from around the globe. Burgess has appeared on countless media outlets over the years, most notably the Discovery Channel, to help the public better understand shark behavior and the animals’ storied encounters with humans.

Doors Opened at 6:00pm – Presentation at 7:00pm
Challenger Learning Center – 200 South Duval Street, Kleman Plaza