Mother’s Day with Mother Ocean

Under an SPC Titan Grant, students have been working on cataloging, documenting and processing the flora and fauna on the property of world famed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.

An SPC Alumni herself, Dr Earle is working to change the zoning and permitting of her family homestead in Dunedin, Fl. A portion of that process involves knowing what is there, what is invasive and what can be enhanced to encourage more natives. Dr Earle was recently in town to address fines assessed to her property as well as the need for green space. She spoke to a packed audience at the Dunedin Library on Saturday, May 11th. In recognition of their efforts conducting the biological assessments the SPC students were invited to her home on Sunday, May 12th, Mother’s Day, for an evening with Dr Earle and her family.

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