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Join the Florida Museum and University of Florida’s Thompson Earth Systems Institute at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. for an engaging conversation in a comfortable atmosphere.

Scalloping season starts soon, which means boaters will flock to Florida’s Gulf Coast, home to some of the nation’s most pristine coastline. Unfortunately, bad boating practices cause considerable damage to seagrass beds that provide essential food, habitat and nursery areas to countless fish and invertebrate species. Learn about the industries supported by healthy seagrass meadows as well as helpful boating and recreational guidelines to prevent their damage. 

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©UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Topic: Secrets of Seagrass

Speaker: Savanna Barry, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agent at the Nature Coast Biological Station. With a background in fisheries and aquatic sciences, Barry is responsible for conducting outreach and educating the public about topics including sustainable coastal activities, citizen science and habitat restoration.


  • 6:30 p.m. – Event starts! Grab a bite, brew and mingle with faculty/staff from the Florida Museum and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute.
  • 7-8 p.m. – Audience discussion led by Barry.
  • 8-8:30 p.m. – Meet representatives from local organizations.

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The event activities and discussion are FREE. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Cypress & Grove and the Eim Thai food truck.

Header image courtesy of NOAA, photo by Heather Dine.


Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu


Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.

1001 NW Fourth Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Phone: 352-448-9375

Website: View Venue Website

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