Summer Lecture Series
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Summer Lecture Series
Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced today a summer lecture series in cooperation with the Florida Public Archaeology Network at the Fort Pickens Auditorium. All programs begin at 10:00 a.m.
July 16:Dr. William Lees, "Travelogue: Civil War in Florida"
July 23:Nicole Bucchino, "Talking Smack: Sailing Vessels of Pensacola's Fishing Industry"
July 30:Wayne Abrahamson, "Pirates of Pensacola and other Bandini along the Gulf Coast: Blockade Running in Pensacola"
August 6:Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, "Shipwrecks of Pensacola Bay"
The programs are free of charge; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For more information call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.Follow us on Twitter @gulfislandsnps to receive daily messages or "tweets" on park programs and information.
Did You Know?
Of the seven species of sea turtles, four species nest at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Sea turtle hatchlings instinctively head for areas of brighter light. Artificial lighting causes thousands of hatchling deaths each year.