Frances Pew Hayes Center to host free lecture on Big Cypress Swamp

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will present a free session on Big Cypress Swamp. The lecture will be held on Friday, March 18 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Hodges University Science and Technology building, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, just off I-75, in Naples. 

The Big Cypress Swamp is a vast, wild and beautiful region of over one million acres located within the greater Everglades.  This session will begin with the visually stunning and award-winning film, Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades, which tells the story of this often misunderstood and undervalued wilderness area.  Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with some of the individuals featured in the film.  This is a great way to learn all about the great natural resources of Big Cypress.

Panelists for this special lecture include Ed Carlson, Director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; Bob DeGross, Chief of Interpretation and Public Affairs at Big Cypress National Preserve; and Jennifer Hecker, Director of Natural Resource Policy at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

The program is free of charge and open to the public, but pre-registrations are required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6210.


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