InSTEP Lecture is Floridas Role in a Sea Turtle World

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Blair Witherington, Ph.D., will present “Florida’s Role in a Sea Turtle World” on March 13 at 7 p.m. The lecture, in the Palm Bay High
School Auditorium, is part of Florida Tech’s Integrated Science Teaching Enhancement Partnership (InSTEP) program. It is free and open to the public.
Witherington will present images and stories of Florida’s majestic wonder, the sea turtles. His presentation will link turtles that lumber ashore on East
Central Florida beaches to those in waters ranging from Canada to Africa. He is a scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and is stationed in Melbourne Beach. Witherington also has edited a volume on loggerhead sea turtles and has just
released the book, Sea Turtles: An Extraordinary Natural History of Some Uncommon Turtles.
InSTEP is funded by a $1.7 million grant to Florida Tech from the National Science Foundation. The program enables university graduate students and faculty
to work with high school integrated science teachers in Brevard County public schools to develop inquiry-based learning modules.
For more information, contact Richard Tankersley co-principal investigator of InSTEP, at (321) 674-8195, or at

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