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Brown Bag Lunch: Ocean Plastic with Patty Goffinet

patty-goffinetAt the February 2017 MRC Brown Bag Speaker Series (Tuesday, February 7, noon–1pm), marine scientist and BlueTube founder Patty Goffinet will talk about plastic in the ocean.

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Brown Bag Lunch: 2017 Right Whale Season Update

20161206-brownbag-rightwhaleAt the December MRC Brown Bag Speaker Series (Tuesday, December 6, noon–1pm), MRC's North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring Program Coordinator Julie Albert will provide an update on the 2016–2017 right whale migration season.

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Brown Bag Lunch: Climate Change Part 2

Ross McCluneyThe November Brown Bag Lecture (Tuesday, November 1 at noon) features Dr. Ross McCluney, environmental writer and ret. Principal Research Scientist at UCF's Florida Solar Energy Center. His presentation will continue the Climate Change discussion begun at the August Brown Bag Lunch, and he'll introduce some great things that happened with renewable energy over the last decade.

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Brown Bag Lunch: IRL Dolphin Populations

20161004-brownbag-megan stolenResearch Scientist Megan Stolen of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute will be our speaker at the October 4 Brown Bag Lunch. Her talk will focus on the life history and current status of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon, a population that has been greatly impacted by the declining health of the IRL.

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Brown Bag Lunch: Shadows of Earth Day — The Future of Humanity

Ross McCluneyThe August Brown Bag Lecture (Tuesday, August 2 at noon) features Dr. Ross McCluney, environmental writer and ret. Principal Research Scientist at UCF's Florida Solar Energy Center. His presentation will be "Shadows of Earth Day — The Future of Humanity."

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Brown Bag Lunch: It's Rocket Science

Long-time Brevard resident Joe Bartoszek will be our speaker at the September 6 Brown Bag Lunch. Joe is a former NASA employee with a broad understanding of the space agency's operations, and senior volunteer at the Barrier Island Center.

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Brown Bag Lunch: Near Shore Reefs

20160709-brownbag-nearshorereefs-picBrown Bags are typically held on the First Tuesday of the month, but due to the holiday in July, the brown bag will be held on Saturday, July 9 at noon. Come out and hear about near-shore reefs from MRC partner Mike Daniel, Chairman of the Sebastian Surfrider Foundation!

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Brown Bag Lunch: 2016 Right Whale Season Update

Julie Albert; MRC North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring Program CoordinatorAt the February Brown Bag Lecture (Tuesday, February 2), Julie Albert, MRC North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring Program Coordinator, will provide an update on the 2015–2016 right whale season and recent local sightings.

Title: 2016 Right Whale Season Update

Speaker: Julie Albert, MRC North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring Program Coordinator

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Brown Bag Lunch: Ocean Friendly Gardens

20160301-brownbag-oceanfriendlygardensThe March Brown Bag Lecture features Bill DeLuccia, Ocean Friendly Garden Program Coordinator and Native Plant Expert. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Lagoon House in Palm Bay. Click Here for more information.

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