The Family and Friends Nature Series consists of three monthly lectures suitable for all ages. Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $2 per person per lecture is requested, to benefit the Friends of Anne Kolb Nature Center volunteer group.
Time: Sundays, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mangrove Hall
October 14 - "Bugs Are Cool!" - Dr. Bill Kern, Associate Professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida - Learn about some of the cool bugs from Florida. South Florida is home not just to "freakishly large bugs" but also to some important pests and beneficial insects as well. What are the insect "good guys" in your yard?
November 18 - "All About Community Gardens" - Beverly Williams, Master Gardener - Community gardens are sprouting all over South Florida, and this Lauderdale Lakes specialist will enlighten us on the how-tos, as well as the pitfalls, of starting your own community garden. Handouts covering all aspects of the process will be distributed.
December 2 - "Be a Good Angler!" - Kristen Hoss, Founder of Tanawha Presents and Executive Director, Youth Environmental Alliance; and Lisa Kramer, Director, Fish Florida - Wish you could fish? You can! We'll have hands-on, fun learning activities to teach you about fish and what they eat, how to use a fishing rod, how to tie on a hook, and how to catch and release fish. Afterward, we'll fish from the nature center's pier. Bring your own fishing gear or borrow some on site and let's "go fish."