Lovers Key Lecture Series Begins Next Month


Starting in November, Friends of Lovers Key will host a series of lectures and panel discussions about the connections between Florida’s aquatic habitats and land use. Speakers, scientists, historians, and journalists will address the challenges facing our waterways, their solutions, and the role of citizens in protecting and restoring them.

The connections between land use and the state of Florida’s aquatic habitats, fauna, and flora, will all be explored.

The lecture series kicks off with Cynthia Barnett, as she introduces her new book, “The Sound of the Sea, Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans.”

Cynthia is a professor teaching environmental journalism at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is author of Blue Revolution and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, which was nominated for the National Book Award.

The series will be held in the air-conditioned state-of-the-art Community Room of the new Welcome and Discovery Center at Lovers Key State Park from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. These in-person events will include the presentation followed by a question and answer or book-signing session. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and before or after the lectures, attendees can also visit the recently opened Welcome and Discovery Center Samuelson Exhibit Hall and Nature Nook gift shop/ bookstore. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The WDC features permanent exhibits showcasing Lover’s Key State Park’s natural resources as well as recreational opportunities. The facility also houses a multi-purpose Community Room where these lectures will be held.

Admission is $30 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the FOLKS website at: For additional information and to purchase tickets visit or visit our website at: