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Lunch & Learn: Lighthouses of the Sunshine State: Sentinels of History along Florida’s Coast

Event Date:

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 530-5975


Sarah Falkowski
(239) 530-5975

Program Description:

Hear from expert speakers, and enjoy a meal during the Lunch & Learn Lecture at the Rookery Bay Research Reserve Environmental Learning Center. Registration fee is $15 (includes lunch). Friends of Rookery Bay members receive a 10% discount (Please login to website to receive your discounted rate). Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Given By: Brendan Burke, Maritime Historian with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Lecture Description: Join Maritime Historian Brendan Burke to journey through time and across Florida’s coasts in search of stories from our unique lighthouses. From the Dry Tortugas to the First Coast, light stations are not only beacons for navigation but stand as silent witnesses to the history of the Sunshine State.

Brief Bio: Brendan Burke works for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum as a maritime archaeologist with the museum’s research wing, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP). He holds a B.A. in history/anthropology from Longwood University and an MA in historical archaeology from The College of William and Mary.