Weird Science: Harrowing Stories of Research Told by Field Biologists Oct. 8

Weird Science: Harrowing Stories of Research Told by Field Biologists Oct. 8

JENSEN BEACH – In the realm of field research, many biologists encounter situations beyond what a typical 9-5 job might offer. Imagine swimming miles because your boat capsized while still trying to save your samples or having to dodge chatty beachgoers on a nude beach while you try to mark a sea turtle nest. Learn what it means to collect valuable data in a not-so-conventional atmosphere. Join biologists from various fields as they explain their research through storytelling on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House, 1401 Northeast Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

The tour is part of the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival’s line-up of Satellite Events planned throughout our area, exposing our community to the science and technology found all around them. Light snacks provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Order a drink, pull up a seat and be entertained by the wacky world that is science. This event is free. No registration required.

Leading up to the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, this series of science-focused satellite events will take place around the Treasure Coast. For more information on these events, please visit the IRL Science Festival Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/irl-science-festival-15187812659.

The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival was established in 2014 and is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) that culminates in a large-scale community event. The festival aims to demonstrate that science is meaningful, relevant, and fun, to make science accessible to all residents of the Treasure Coast, and to highlight STEAM resources in the IRL region. The Festival planning committee is made up entirely of volunteer organizers from local governments and research, education and non-profit organizations, and administrative support is largely provided by the Smithsonian Marine Station. A member of the Science Festival Alliance (www.sciencefestivals.org) since 2013, the IRL Science Festival serves as a leader in promoting science and science festivals across the state of Florida. For more information about all Festival partners, sponsors, and scheduled activities, visit www.irlsciencefest.org. #IRLsciencefest

The IRL Science Festival has been made possible through funding from the Smithsonian Marine Station, FAU Harbor Branch, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Renaissance Charter School, Children’s Services Council/St. Lucie Reads, PNC Bank, and the generous support of WGYL 93.7, WJKD 99.7, WPHR 94.7, WOSN 97.1, WTTB 1490, Waste Pro, St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce.

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