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Panel Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Sylvia Earle and local experts

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot 2nd Anniversary is upon us! Join us for a stimulating panel discussion followed by Q&A with Dr. Sylvia Earle and local organizations making waves to protect our local waters as they share their work.
Learn about recent progress they’ve made and exciting breakthroughs that can facilitate restoration efforts both locally and around the world! Then hear from one of the most respected and inspiring marine biologists, Dr. Sylvia Earle, on the importance of their work, the value of the oceans, and why we should all be working to protect our Hope Spot. What does it mean to be a Hope Spot? How you can become more involved in protecting our Hope Spot? Join us and find out!
Panelists include:
  • Dr. Sylvia Earle – Mission Blue – Founder
  • Ed Sherwood – Executive Director Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Dr. Ryan Orgera – CEO – Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
  • Dr. Kathy Guindon – Director of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Suncoast Youth Conservation Center
  • Dr. Tracy Fanara – Coastal Modeling Manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Vicki Love – Board Member Blue-Green Connections

This virtual event will feature 1.5 hours for our local organizations to share their work followed by 30 minutes of Q&A so come prepared with questions!

This is a free virtual discussion that is open to the public. Donations are accepted and appreciated! Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



October 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Blue-Green Connections