ShORE on the IRL

ShORE on the IRL

2020 Date and Location
To be determined

Each fall MDC, Daytona State College, and Atlantic Center for the Arts come together to present Sharing Our Research with Everyone on the Indian River Lagoon (ShORE) event where researchers and agencies share their expertise about what they have learned, their upcoming projects, and ways that you can get involved.

The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) and its drainage basin are unique ecosystems that provide crucial habitat for many species as well as exceptional outdoor opportunities for residents and visitors alike. However, devastating events such as seagrass loss, brown tides and the mysterious deaths of dolphins, manatees and brown pelicans offer mounting evidence that the health of the IRL is in peril. We invite you to join us as IRL researchers share their work and their findings as they seek to monitor and improve conditions in the Lagoon.

The annual ShORE event further expands IRL research opportunities by inviting undergraduate and high school student researchers to share their research findings or research proposals to professional researchers, agencies and, you, the public. By attending this event, you will be providing these new, up-and-coming IRL scientists with the support and encouragement they need to move forward with their academic endeavors. You will also be helping us to identify those students that are especially talented by voting for the People’s Choice Award.

The all-day event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. 2020 Date and Location will be announced soon.

Get more information at the official ShORE on the IRL website.

"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."