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Tampa Bay Watch Armchair Chats: A conversation to connect our wild communities

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Experience an immersive evening of discovery with Tampa Bay Watch’s Armchair Chats, featuring our Founder & President, Peter Clark, and special guest, Mallory Dimmitt, CEO of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. This session is designed to enrich the audience’s understanding of our region’s ecological networks and the crucial role of wildlife corridors.

 

Peter and Mallory will guide participants through the intricacies of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, emphasizing its crucial role in the environmental health and resilience of the Tampa Bay estuary. Attendees will get the chance to interact with these experts and gain insights into the latest conservation initiatives. The evening will feature screenings of two short films that highlight the beauty and urgency of conservation efforts, followed by a Q&A session for a deeper exploration of the topics discussed.

What to expect:

Topics

Overview of Tampa Bay Watch 

Presented by Peter Clark, covering current conditions in Tampa Bay, watershed issues, and TBW’s shift from coastal to upstream restoration activities.

Interconnection of Tampa Bay and the Florida Wildlife Corridor

Discussion on the interconnected natural areas and wildlife corridors within and beyond Tampa Bay.

History of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Program

Insights into the program’s inception and evolution.

Importance of Wildlife Corridors in Coastal Communities

Why coastal regions like Tampa Bay should prioritize wildlife corridor conservation.

Accomplishments of the Florida Wildlife Corridor

Notable achievements over the past five years.

Collaboration with National Geographic and Media Success

Discussion on the success of media in highlighting conservation issues, featuring Carlton Ward’s work.

Youth Involvement in Conservation

The role of educational programs in fostering a connection with natural communities.

Future Directions of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Program

Exploration of new areas and initiatives within the program.

Short Film Screenings

O2O Path to Connections

A film highlighting the connection between natural corridors and wildlife dependency.

Home Waters

A film focusing on youth conservation and the link to natural communities.

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://tampabaywatch.org/armchair-chats/

Venue

Tampa Bay Watch Marine & Education Center
3000 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, 33715
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Phone
727-867-8166
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