image of ShORE logo for 2019 with keynote speakersDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2019) - The ever-popular ShORE Symposium (Sharing Our Research with Everyone on the Indian River Lagoon) continues for its 5th annual event at Daytona State College's News-Journal Center on November 15, 2019. The day-long event is presented by DSC's Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (IMES), the Marine Discovery Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Sponsors include the Marine Discovery Center, DMC Dredging & Marine Consultants, One Lagoon and Riverside Conservatory.

ShORE is composed of citizens dedicated to creating public awareness on protecting the fragile ecosystem of the Indian River Lagoon. All stakeholders who have an interest in restoring and preserving the integrity of the Indian River Lagoon system are encouraged to attend. Although the event is open and free to the public, registration is encouraged (registration is online at

In addition to expert speakers, the symposium offers high school students and undergraduate college students an opportunity to present research and findings on the lagoon system in a collaborative setting and to foster mentoring relationships with scholars and scientists. Likewise, it provides scientists a forum to share their recent findings and lagoon management strategies. This year's keynote speakers include Dr. Bernie Krause and Jack Hines.

Dr. Krause has traveled the world since 1968 recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. Working at the research sites of Jane Goodall (Gombe, Tanzania), Biruté Galdikas (Camp Leakey, Borneo), and Dian Fossey (Karisoke, Rwanda), he identified the concepts of the Acoustic Niche Hypothesis, and biophony – the collective and organized acoustic output as each species establishes unique frequency and/or temporal bandwidth within a given habitat. Krause is also a founder of the new ecological discipline, soundscape ecology. In the world of fine art, Krause has produced more than 50 natural soundscape CDs and designed interactive, non-repetitive environmental sound sculptures for museums and other public spaces worldwide. Krause, who holds a Ph.D. in Creative Arts with an internship in Bioacoustics, was a key figure in implementing natural soundscapes as a resource for the U. S. National Park Service and speaks about the voice of the natural world in his TED Talk. His recent book, "The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places," was published by Little Brown (Hachette) March, 2012, and has been translated into eight languages.

Mr. Hines is the protégé of Dr. Krause, and a trained soundscape specialist with decades of experience in the field. Together, they represent a diverse team of soundscape ecology artists from Wild Sanctuary, the internationally acclaimed soundscape field research and sound arts group founded by Krause. Hines is a musician, environmental advocate, GIS technician, field recordist, soundscape ecologist and educator. His deep understanding of sounds of the natural wild, their relationship to music, and to those of enhancing human health and wellness, make him a multi-talented leader in this field. Both studied and intuitive, Hines' enthusiasm to share the wonders of the outdoors via comprehensive field and teaching skills – and relate them to life in the modern world – are timely and vital.

Daytona State's Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies offers a two-year Associate of Science (AS) degree in environmental science technology. For those aiming for a bachelor's degree, the program has Associate of Arts (AA) university transfer tracks in marine science, marine biology, environmental science and ocean engineering.

For more information about IMES and the ShORE 2019 Symposium, call (386) 506-3765 or email

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