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Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Lecture Series: “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans” with Cynthia Barnett

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans

Explore the human fascination with seashells and their ancient history as global currency, their use as religious and luxury objects, and the remarkable marine mollusks that make them in Ms. Barnett’s engaging account of an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight. Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for the warming world.

Cynthia Barnett is an award-winning environmental journalist and author of four books, including her latest The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans, named one of the best science books of the year by NPR’s Science Friday, and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History was longlisted for the National Book Award. She is the Environmental Journalist in Residence at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in Gainesville, where she lives with her family.

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Lecture Series is held at the Blake Library in Stuart. These lectures are livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required to attend virtually. Registration is not required to attend in person but seating is limited. It is recommended to arrive 15-20 minutes before the start of the lecture. Information about the complete series can be found at the Coastal Lecture Series website.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Florida Oceanographic Society. 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:

March 12 @ 6:30 pm -
March 12 @ 7:45 pm


Presenter Information:
Cynthia Barnett, Environmental Author and Journalist
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Event Registration Link:
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Event Contact:

Zack Jud
(772) 225-0505 ext. 113

Event Venue:

Blake Library
2351 SE Monterey Rd.
Stuart, Florida 34996
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Venue Phone:
(772) 225-0505 ext. 113

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