The Department of Urban and Regional Planning and College of Design, Construction and Planning will hold the Annual Ernest R. Bartley Memorial Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Robert Knight, founder and director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute.
Presentation Title: “A Natural Solution for Springs Protection”
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Thomas Center, with the lecture held in the Spanish Court
The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Dr. Robert Knight is the founder and director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, a nonprofit program dedicated to supporting science and education necessary for restoration and wise management of Florida’s artesian springs. Dr. Knight is an environmental scientist with more than 38 years of professional experience in Florida, including detailed ecological studies at more than 20 large springs. He is former adjunct professor at the University of Florida Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Sciences where he taught graduate level classes on the ecology of Florida’s springs and wetlands.
Dr. Knight is currently active on research and restoration efforts at the Santa Fe River Springs, Kings Bay/Crystal River springs, Ichetucknee Springs, Rainbow Springs, Wakulla Springs, Homosassa Springs, Glen Springs, springs of the Lower Suwannee River, Wekiwa Springs, and Silver Springs. Dr. Knight is also an advisor to a number of springs advocacy groups around north Florida that help to educate local governmental officials about groundwater supply and springs protection.