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Florida and Water: A Historical Perspective
March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This presentation chronicles Florida’s long and difficult relationship with water. Dr. Steve Noll examines attempts to turn water into land and land into water throughout Florida’s history, including contentious water-related issues like the potential restoration of the Everglades, the battle over the Ocklawaha River, the degradation of north Florida’s iconic springs, and more.
Steve Noll is a master lecturer in the University of Florida’s history department, where received his PhD in 1991. Dr. Noll taught special education in public schools for twenty-eight years before moving to UF in 2004. He has written on general Florida history as well as more specialized subjects ranging from Florida environmental policy, the Cross Florida Barge Canal, and the 1970s disability rights movement. In 2013, the Princeton Review named him one of the 300 best professors in the United States.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of Highlands Hammock State 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.
This program will be held in the park recreation hall. Attendees may park in the campground overflow fields and take the tram to the hall. Steve Noll will be present for a “Meet and Greet” from 6 to 7 pm before the program. Park entry fees are waived after 6 pm.
March 2 @ 7:00 pm -
March 2 @ 8:00 pm