Conservation Lecture Series & Lunch Bunch

The FSUCML offers two scheduled lecture series open to the public to hear invited speakers talk about coastal and marine issues of broad interest: (1) The Conservation Lecture Series, occurring from January through October on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM; and (2) Lunch Bunch, a less formal gathering offered occasionally on Wednesdays at Noon. Announcements of additional lectures outside of these schedules are announced here. All lectures occur in the FSUCML Auditorium.

The speakers in the Conservation Lecture Series include scientists and practitioners from local, state, and nationally-recognized research institutions. Talks usually last for an hour followed by questions from the audience, and then a wine and cheese reception. Please stay and socialize a bit after the lecture. Click here to see our list of previous lectures.

The speakers in the Lunch Bunch include graduate students, FSU faculty, and natural resource managers, among others, who are either working at the laboratory or interested in discussing collaborations with researchers at the laboratory, especially related to pressing scientific and management questions of the region. The typical format is for the speaker to give a short, informal presentation about his or her research or conservation interests followed by a dynamic and interactive discussion with laboratory researchers. The typical Lunch Bunch lasts about an hour. So pack your lunch and come on out to the lab and expand your minds while you expand your stomach!

The FSUCML, in association with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend, part of “The Nation’s Food Bank Network,” is collecting non-perishable food items at each monthly lecture. If you attend a lecture, please bring an item or two and help solve the hunger crisis in our community.