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Evenings at the Homestead: A Season of Change
January's talk is the first of a two-part series, focused on taking the pulse of our natural systems & keeping them healthy into the future.

Many of us are used to scheduling regular visits with our doctors, following up with medical specialists, and getting regular blood work and diagnostic testing done as part of keeping ourselves healthy and maintaining our quality of life. Sometimes we do this preventatively, or sometimes to target specific medical issues when they arise. Learn how we can use this kind of lens to look at how SCCF’s work helps our local estuarine and coastal systems flourish during this two-part series.

In this first part of the series on January 18th, we’ll talk about how SCCF uses science and technology – in forms like our RECON network, drone-captured imagery, and our regular Caloosahatchee Conditions Report – to monitor the vital signs of our natural environment and why that work is integral to understanding its current state. Hear from Marine Laboratory Director Eric Milbrandt and Research Associate Leah Reidenbach about how they are utilizing new tools and proven technologies to keep a pulse on our local waterways.

Next month, during the second part of the series on February 15th, learn about some of SCCF’s newest efforts – focused on hydrological modeling and coastal resilience – that leverage these vital signs to respond to ailments that impair our local habitats and wildlife, and to plan for their robust future. Coastal Resilience Manager Carrie Schuman and Hydrologic Modeler Paul Julian will give overviews of their work and how their roles fit into the bigger picture of planning and caring for the long-term health of our ecosystems.

Jan 18, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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