Are you interested in learning about the natural world around us? Attend Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s environmental lecture series for a presentation by a guest scientist, researcher, or other expert. Talks are followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the speaker.
February 19- Birding South Florida
Birder and author Brian Rapoza, Tropical Audubon Society, will share his experience and expertise in S FL migratory bird id with a beautiful photo presentation and “tricks of the trade”!
Meet in Gumbo Limbo's Classroom. The classroom in the building behind and to the left of the Nature Center.
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Minors under the age of 18 must attend with an adult.
A donation of $5 per person is suggested. Register online to donate by credit card. For walk ins, donation by cash or check. Online registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of a lecture. Walk-ins welcome; space is limited.
Brian Rapoza is an environmental science teacher, outreach specialist and internship coordinator at MAST Academy, Maritime & Science Technology High School in Miami. During his tenure with the Miami-Dade County Public School system, dating to 1988, he has led thousands of school children on bird-watching expeditions through Everglades National Park and other area birding destinations. In 2006, he was named MAST Teacher of the Year. He has served as Tropical Audubon Society Field Trip Coordinator since joining the society’s board in 2001. In this role, he leads birding field trips throughout Florida, the U.S. and the Neotropics.
Brian is the author of Birding Florida, a bird-finding guide to more than 200 locations throughout the state. Since 2001, he has also served as the Christmas Bird Counts compiler for both Miami and Coot Bay/Everglades National Park. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in the Philippines from 1983 to 1985, and is past president of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida. Brian is originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts, attended the University of Massachusetts and graduated in 1980 with a B.S. in Marine Biology.