Marine Scientist to Speak
Renowned marine scientist and author Dr. Ellen Prager will discuss the underwater adventures that have taken her around the world as part of the Tales from the Coast lecture series on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. A science advisor to Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos Islands, Dr. Prager was previously the chief scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, FL, which includes the world’s only undersea research station. Dr. Prager has participated in research expeditions to places such as the Galapagos Islands, Papua New Guinea, Caribbean, Bahamas, and the deep waters of the Florida Reef tract. The evening begins at 6 PM with wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres followed at 7 PM by the lecture and Q&A. Tickets are $20 for Friends of Rookery Bay members and $25 for the general public. They are on sale now at rookerybay.org
or by calling 239-530-5971. Tickets will be sold at the door if any remain.