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Rock Harbor, Pineapple Farming, and the Connection

July 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) presents Rock Harbor, Pineapple Farming and the Connection to REEF seminar. This lecture is part of REEF’s monthly Fish & Friends seminar series, as well as the Blue Humanities: Community Conversations of Marine Conservation in Florida series, which brings together scholars, authors, and community members through shared human experiences in marine conservation. Honorary Conch and Florida Keys historian Brad Bertelli will lead the audience in an exploration of the days of past and its implications for today. Brad will share the history of Florida wrecker Captain Ben Baker, pineapple farming in the Florida Keys, and the Albury connection to REEF and Key Largo Grammar School, a two-room coral rock building – now home to the Key Largo Moose Lodge. The evening will begin with a social, including a discussion of attendees personal experiences and stories of these historic locations.

Funding for this program is provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. 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.

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July 9 @ 6:15 pm -
July 9 @ 8:00 pm


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Brad Bertelli is a Florida Keys historian, author, speaker,and Honorary Conch.
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Jill Kuehnert

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Reef Environmental Education Foundation
98300 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, Florida 33037
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