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McGough Nature Park Speaker Series: Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida PantherMcGough Nature Park 11901 146th St N, Largo, Florida
Florida's schoolchildren chose the panther as the state animal, and a decade later it nearly went extinct. But a ragtag band, some scientists, a veterinarian, and a veteran hunter, banded together to pull off a risky experiment to save them. Craig Pittman is a native Floridian. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to
McGough Nature Park Speaker Series: Pirates, Privateers, and the Fall of Spain’s Empire: How Spanish American Independence Brough Florida to the United StatesMcGough Nature Park 11901 146th St N, Largo, Florida
Over two hundred years ago, in the summer of 1817, a group of pirates and privateers invaded Amelia Island, Florida, a Spanish colony, in hopes of striking a blow for the Spanish American Revolutions. This presentation tells the stories of these revolutionary rogues and their leaders, how they planned to free Florida from Spanish rule, and how the United States intervened to stop them. David Head is an associate lecturer