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MDC Lecture Series, Sept. 2016

Sep 3rd, 2016 | Category: Lecture Series, MDC News

Making Science A Community Effort

Community Lagoon Monitoring

Training citizen scientists, Adopt an Estuary program

Dr. Debra Woodall, director of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (IMES) at Daytona State College, will be the guest speaker for MDC’s September Lecture.

Woodall will present on the topic, “Making Science A Community Effort” and will discuss the focus of Daytona State’s IMES program, as well as its scientific outreach to local high school science students, and the combination of efforts from throughout the scientific and educational communities each year in the staging of the annual ShORE event, set for Sept. 23.

The ShORE event, which stands for Sharing Our Research with Everyone, allows high school and undergraduate students to present their research in a public forum alongside some of the region’s top scientific professionals. The public is invited to attend the event each year and to vote for their favorite student presentation, while benefiting from the latest research being conducted throughout the Indian River Lagoon system.

“What we’re doing is not just a scientific effort, but also an educational effort,” said Woodall, the assistant department chair of DSC’s school of biological and physical sciences. “The community needs to be a part of this for it to be a success.”

Where: MDC’s monthly lecture is held at our center at 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach

When: Thursday, September 15  6-8 p.m.

Cost: FREE