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Join the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR) and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 to celebrate World Sea Turtle Day at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.


Sea turtles: Scientific adventures, emerging threats, and interspecies interactions


  • Ashley Kusel, ACCSTR: Where can sea turtles take you as a scientist? Ashley will talk about her adventures and lessons learned while studying sea turtles.
  • Rick Herren, Sea Turtle Conservancy: Rick will talk about the remarkable increase of green turtles in Florida in an age of increasing habitat degradation.
  • Renato Bruno, ACCSTR: What happens when jaguars and sea turtles meet? Renato will discuss a rare interaction between the apex predator of neotropical rainforests and a keystone marine megaherbivore.


  • 6:30 p.m. – Event starts! Grab a bite, brew, and mingle with faculty/staff from the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, Sea Turtle Conservancy, and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute.
  • 7-8 p.m. – Speakers will present and lead audience discussion.
  • 8-8:30 p.m. – Meet the speakers and other representatives from local organizations.

Share your thoughts at the end of the talks for a chance to win one of these Florida sea turtle art prints by artist Jess Vartanian.

Food truck:

Congas Caribbean

The event activities and discussion are FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Please send any questions to Mariela Pajuelo, mpajuelo@ufl.edu.

Can’t make this event? Join us Saturday, June 17 at the Florida Museum of Natural History for more World Sea Turtle Day activities! Learn more.


Name: Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research

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Name: UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute

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Cypress & Grove Brewing Company

1001 NW 4th St.
Gainesville, FL 32601

Phone: (352) 376-4993

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