Keys to Restoring Our OceansIslamorada, FL – Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…The Keys to Restoring Our Oceans: Local Science, Global Impact on Wednesday, March 28 at the Keys History & Discovery Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Corals do not exist in isolation; they co-exist with producers and consumers, competitors and facilitators, and entire other ecosystems.  These relationships can strongly affect where and how corals exist and thrive. Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Robert Nowicki’s work focuses on these community interactions so Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral restoration efforts include the context of the greater environment.

As the southernmost marine laboratory in the continental U.S., Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration, located on Summerland Key, is uniquely positioned to support the combined efforts of Florida and our nation for the study and restoration of coral reef ecosystems. Mote Marine Laboratory President & CEO, Dr. Michael P. Crosby will share the history of Mote’s scientific efforts in the Florida Keys, plus learn about their new Gold LEED state-of-the-art capital resource built on Summerland Key. 

Cost for non-Discovery Center members is $25 and includes admission to the museum as well as light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 305-922-2237 or

The Discovery Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort. The Center 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. Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization operating the Keys History & Discovery Center.

For more information, call 305-922-2237 or contact us here.