History of Dolphin Research Center Topic of Keys History & Discovery Center Presentation
Talk is in conjunction with Roadside Attractions Exhibit
Islamorada, FL – Follow Our Flukeprints: History of Dolphin Research Center will be presented by Courtney Coburn, assistant director of education at Dolphin Research Center (DRC), as part of the Keys History & Discovery Center Presents lecture series. The presentation is the evening of Wednesday, March 25 at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. The Center opens at 5 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Members of the Keys History & Discovery Center are free. Cost for non-members is $25 and includes admission to the exhibit as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 305-922-2237.
The journey of DRC begins with the days of Milton Santini and the famed Atlantic bottlenose dolphin Flipper, aka Mitzi, to the beginnings of a marine mammal facility to today as an internationally known education and research facility. Coburn, who has been with DRC since 2009, will share her knowledge of marine biology and her passion with marine mammals.
The talk is in conjunction with the newest exhibit, Roadside Attractions, which features a peek into the histories of some of the most significant attractions to spring up along the Overseas Highway since it first opened to traffic in 1928. The Discovery Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13-under are free.
For more information, call 305-922-2237.