Feb 13, 2024
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Join us for an engaging discussion with Jim Masterson, Ph.D., and Sue Flak, as we uncover the hidden truths of plastics’ life cycle and their impact on the on our oceans and estuaries including the Indian River Lagoon. Plastic pollution threatens this vital estuary along Florida’s east coast, known for its biodiversity and marine support. We’ll explore solutions like community clean-ups, awareness campaigns, and single-use plastic reduction to preserve the lagoon’s health and serve the communities.
Topic: The Plastics Problem
Speakers: Jim Masterson, Ph.D. and Sue Flak
Date: February 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Emerson Center
Jim Masterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor, from FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, specializing in Aquaculture Innovation and Global Food Security. He teaches marine ecology, biodiversity, and aquaculture, with research centered on marine predator-prey dynamics and coastal ecosystem health.
Susan Flak is the Recycling Coordinator and Marketing Director for Indian River County. She manages the recycling program, aiming to increase recyclable materials from residents and businesses to meet and exceed county goals.
About the E-Series: Vero Beach's premier performance venue, the Emerson Center, proudly presents its E-Series lectures—a series dedicated to topics that engage, educate, and entertain. The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL. Doors open one hour prior to the lecture, and while admission to the E-Series is free, we greatly appreciate a suggested $10 donation. Mark your calendar for the upcoming E-Series dates: February 27, and March 5 and 12. Don't miss these exciting events!
About the Emerson Center: The Emerson Center's mission is to provide educational, enlightening, and thought-provoking programs, alongside memorable musical events, for our community. For further information, please visit us online at TheEmersonCenter.com. The Emerson Center is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.