The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) and its drainage basin are unique ecosystems that provide crucial habitat for many species as well as exceptional outdoor opportunities for residents and visitors alike. However, devastating events such as seagrass loss, brown tides and the mysterious deaths of dolphins, manatees and brown pelicans offer mounting evidence that the health of the IRL is in peril.
Join us for the ShORE 2017 event where researchers and agencies will share their expertise about what they have learned, their upcoming projects, and ways that you can get involved.
In addition, this year we are expanding IRL research opportunities by inviting undergraduate and high school student researchers to share their research findings or research proposals to professional researchers, agencies and, you, the public. By attending this event, you will be providing these new, up-and-coming IRL scientists with the support and encouragement they need to move forward with their academic endeavors. You will also be helping us to identify those students that are especially talented by voting for the People’s Choice Award.
The all-day event is free, but registration is required. Online registration ends November 29, 2017. Event-day registration will be available. ShORE 2017 is asking for your support to reduce our carbon footprint.