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                                                    Special Events

                                     MODS VIRTUAL

                                  SPEAKER SERIES

            SAVE OUR SEAS

                   Virtual series is presented by Save Our Seas

                Foundation and supports MODS’ commitment

                             to marine conservation education.

              WHAT: Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Virtual  Thursday, November 5
              Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series held on the first  Topic: Manta Rays: Exciting Discoveries
              Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. via Zoom  Speakers:
              ● The Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series invites  • Guy Stevens, Ph.D., Chief Executive and Founder of the
               science and conservationists of all ages to learn from in-  Manta Trust
               ternationally acclaimed biologists, scientists, conserva-  • Jessica Pate, Marine Biologist and Project Manager,
               tionists, researchers and educators about new ways of  Florida Manta Project
               thinking and marine-related preservation topics.     Thursday, December 3
              ● The MODS Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series
                                                                    Topic: 2020 Save Our Seas MODS Shark Expert Panel Dis-
               is sponsored by Save Our Seas Foundation, which funds  cussion
               and supports research, conservation and education proj-
               ects worldwide, focusing primarily on charismatic threat-  • Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Bi-
               ened wildlife and their habitats.
                                                                      ological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University
              SCHEDULE: Thursday, September 3                       • Mike Heithaus, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts, Sci-
              Topic: Deepwater Sharks: The Latest Research            ences & Education (CASE) and Professor in the Depart-
              Speakers:                                               ment of Biological Sciences at Florida International
              • Paul J. Clerkin, Researcher at the Pacific Shark Research  University
               Center of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories           • Gregory Skomal, Ph.D., Marine Biologist, Researcher,
                                                                      Underwater Explorer, Photographer and Author
              Thursday, October 1
              Topic: Sea Turtle Conservation in South Florida: Challenges  • Dean Grubbs, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research/Re-
              and Triumphs Panel Discussion                           search Faculty III at Florida State University Coastal &
              Speakers:                                               Marine Laboratory
              • Mariana Fuentes, Ph.D., Marine Conservation Biologist  • Marianne Porter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological
              • Kelly Martin, Program Coordinator for the Marine Envi-  Sciences at Florida Atlantic University.
               ronmental Education Center and President of Florida  WHEN: First Thursday of every month including September
               Leatherbacks Inc.                                    3, October 1, November 5 and December 3
              • Kelly Stewart, Ph.D., Biologist with The Ocean Foundation  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
              • Katie Mansfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director  REGISTER: Please register at The
               of the Marine Turtle Research Group at the University of  live events are FREE and will take place via Zoom. Space
               Central Florida

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