Wild Florida: A Summer Lecture Series
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Sunday, July 18, 2021, 2 p.m.

Cat Tale
Craig Pittman
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Many people once thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act.

 

Join award-winning author Craig Pittman for the wild yet hopeful story of how the panther survived.


Free admission, refreshments

Sunday, Aug.  22, 2021, 2 p.m.

History of Seminole Alligator Wrestling
Everett Osceola

Everett Osceola walks visitors through centuries of Seminole history to modern Seminole life. He discusses the rise of alligator wrestling in tourist camps throughout the first part of the 20th century with famous Seminole alligator wrestlers including Willie Willie, the road to Federal Recognition by the United States government in 1957, and the resurgence of alligator wrestling in modern times. He ends with a short film about alligator wrestling.


Free admission, refreshments

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, 2 p.m.

Stories of Florida —
Con Sabor!

Carrie Sue Ayvar

Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, these personal, historical and traditional Florida tales takes the audience on a journey into the imagination that connects the people and cultures of Florida, con un poco de sabor Latino—with a bit of Latino flavor!

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For Covid-related reasons, our speaker has had to cancel her event Sept. 19. We hope to reschedule at a later date.