Frances Pew Hayes Center to host lecture on the Dry Tortugas

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free lecture on the Dry Tortugas. The lecture will be conducted at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples, on Monday, February 7 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Seventy miles west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands called the Dry Tortugas. These islands are dominated by the impressive and historic Fort Jefferson.  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of the fort, the wildlife and scenery of the islands, and the opportunities that this South Florida national park has to offer.

The free session will be conducted by Susan Reece, park ranger at Everglades National Park.  She has been with the National Park Service since 1992.  She began her career as a seasonal park ranger in Big Bend National Park in West Texas and has moved from park to park experiencing and learning about different natural and cultural areas.  Most recently she has served as park ranger at the Everglades National Park.

The lecture is free of charge but reservations are requested. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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