Lectures

Keys History & Discovery Center Presents… 2021-2022 Lecture Series

 

Attend in person or participate virtually! 

Presentations begin at 6 p.m.

Advance online registration is required whether attending in person or participating virtually. Mark your calendars, paying particular attention to new deadline dates implemented to accommodate host site and capacity limitations.

Doors to the Discovery Center open at 5:30 p.m. to allow guests to view exhibits before the presentation. Cash bar and light appetizers available.

Free for members.  When registering, click link “Do you have an access code?”  Enter case sensitive access code provided to members on program emails and mailers to display free member tickets.  Become a member at www.keysdiscovery.com/membership

Non-members: In person, $10; Virtual only, $5.  

With seating limited, priority registration is available for members only through designated dates below. After the close of this priority window, seats are allocated first-come, first-serve through registration deadline.  If capacity is reached you will be able to join a waitlist. 

Registration for virtual participants can be made up to one hour before the start of the lecture.  Virtual attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the Zoom webinar.  With a virtual ticket, those who register but do not attend live will receive a link to view the recorded lecture 24 hours after it concludes. Additional information on Zoom Video Webinars can be found here.

2022 Winter Season

Wednesday, January 12
Flamingo Forever: The Rebirth of a Cherished Everglades National Park Destination
with Charlie Arazoza, The Alliance of Florida’s National Parks, and Alan Scott, Everglades National Park
Register for the January 12 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 26 
Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at ‘the End of the World’
with Dr. Ashley Oliphant, Associate Professor of English, Pfeiffer University
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell
Register for the January 26 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 9
Key Limes, Bonefish and Hurricanes: The Lancelot Jones Story
with Dr. John Nordt, Historian
Sponsored in memory of Robert L. Mitchell
Register for the February 9 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23
A History of Weather Forecasting in the Florida Keys
with Jonathan Rizzo, Meteorologist at Key West’s National Weather Service
Register for the February 23 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9
Florida Loves Manatees
with Dr. Steven Noll, Professor of History, University of Florida
Register for the March 9 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, March 2 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

Save the Date – 2022 Spring Season

Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday, April 13
Wednesday, April 27
Wednesday, May 11

2021 Fall Season

Wednesday, October 13
Prehistoric Snowbirds at Stock Island: A Six-Year Study
with Dr. Ryan Harke, Archaeologist/Environmental Protection Specialist
Register for the October 13 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Friday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27
Breaths that Count: History of Island Dolphin Care
with Deena Hoagland, Founder and Executive Director
Register for the October 27 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Friday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Friday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10
Florida Keys or Bust! History of Tourism
with Dr. Cori Convertito, Maritime and Local Historian
Register for the November 10 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 8
Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists
with Dr. James A. Kushlan, Author and Ornithologist
Register for the December 8 Lecture Here
Member priority registration through Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.
All in-person registration closes Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
Virtual only registration closes Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

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