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CROW presents weekly Virtual Speaker Series program

By CROW - | Jan 15, 2021


Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will continue on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. with “Nonnative Large Constrictors in Florida” with Justin Dalaba, science writer and outreach coordinator for University of Florida’s “Croc Docs.”

Protecting Florida’s natural resources from invasive species, like the Burmese python, starts with the public. Why are snakes important? Which ones are harmful and how can you tell? Tune in with “Croc Docs” to learn about the history of invasive reptiles and amphibians in Florida, how to identify native and nonnative snakes, and what you should do if you see one.

The Virtual Speaker Series programs are approximately one hour in length. The talks are presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants, so advance registration is required. Admission is $10 per device, plus taxes and fees. To register, visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

Dalaba is a part of UF’s “Croc Docs,” a team of researchers on the forefront of reptile and amphibian conservation throughout South Florida and the Caribbean. Currently, he works to enhance public and scientific understanding of crocodilians and invasive species threats to Everglades restoration. Dalaba also serves as outreach chair for the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.

CROW’s Virtual Speaker Series will feature weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For more information, visit www.CROWClinic.org.