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Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

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 label him he most destructive force on campus. After 31 years at the Tampa Bay Times, he now writes a weekly column on environmental issues for the Florida Phoenix and co-hosts the podcast Welcome to Florida. He has written six non-fiction books about Florida and lives in St. Petersburg.

The Historical Society of Avon Park invites attendees to enjoy a lunch buffet with their community partner the Jacaranda Hotel ($20/person) before the program. Parking is available for free at the venue. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Historical Society of Avon Park. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 27 @ 3:00 pm -
October 27 @ 4:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Craig Pittman, Writer
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Event Contact:

Nancy Fisk
(813) 482-4868

Event Venue:

Avon Park Community Center
310 W Main Street
Avon Park, FL 33825 United States
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Venue Phone:
(813) 482-4868
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