Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 30, 2012

REVISED Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Lecture Series Schedule – 2/20 & 3/26 Switched


Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                 REVISED SCHEDULE

DATE:  JANUARY 30, 2012                                                                             



WHO:              Martin County Library System

WHAT:            Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Lecture Series


The eight-part coastal lecture series presented by the Florida Oceanographic Society in partnership with Martin County Library System continues 7:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 5, March 26, April 9 and April 23 at the Blake Library in Stuart.

Following is a revised schedule:

Feb. 6 – Mike Phelan, “Lionfish: Impact on Reef Fish Abundance”

Feb. 20 – Kathryn Tiling, “Associations Between Seagrass Morphological Traits and Genetic Identity”

(Ms. Tiling’s talk was originally scheduled March 26.)

March 5 – Lucille Rights, “Early Coastal Prehistoric Indians”

March 26 – M. Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., “Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A Floristic Inventory and Field Guide” (Dr. Hanisak’s talk was originally scheduled Feb. 20.)

April 9 – Vincent Encomio, Ph.D., “FL.O.O.R.: Florida Oceanographic Oyster Restoration”

April 23 – Bob Montanaro, “Ospreys of Pelican Island: An Exploration into the Life of the Fish Hawk”


WHEN:            Monday, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 5, March 26, April 9 and April 23, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart 34996

HOW:              Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure available the beginning of the year at any branch library or visit the library website,


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