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Manatees and Florida Culture
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the fifth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Steve Noll shares how within the past 50 years manatees have become as much a symbol of Florida as oranges and Disney World. This program examines how and why this phenomenon has happened and how humans and manatees maintain a tense relationship in an environment in which manatees continued to be imperiled. Steve Noll, Ph.D., is an instructional professor in the history department at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1993. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Florida in 1991. He has published four books- the latest, published in April 2022, is entitled Writing for the Public Good, and is an edited collection of op-ed pieces by David Colburn and Senator Bob Graham. He also travels around the state giving public talks through Florida Humanities.
Free coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 am, program begins at 10 am. Parking is available for free at the lot adjacent to the building. The handicap entrance is located at the rear of the building. Funding for this speaker series is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
February 24 @ 10:00 am -
February 24 @ 11:00 am