Submitted by Jay Kayne
May 3, 2022
Wild Amelia is pleased to announce its monthly lecture series will return LIVE at the Peck Center auditorium on May 10th at 7:00 p.m. The program will focus on gopher tortoises, threats to their survival including loss of habitats and how citizens can get involved to ensure their future.
Featured speakers will be Eric Seckinger, gopher tortoise conservation biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Amanda Mills, local government coordinator in the FWC Wildlife Diversity Conservation division. Eric has a M.S. in Wildlife Science from Mississippi State University and B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. In his current role with FWC, Eric promotes gopher tortoise conservation through incentive-based programs, outreach and education, and by conserving and managing habitats for wildlife.
Amanda joined FWC in her current position last year after a decade of teaching secondary science in Florida public schools. She holds a double major in Biology and Science Education, as well as her Master’s in Science Curriculum & Instruction.
Wild Amelia’s mission is to educate residents and visitors about the local bioregion and encourage stewardship of the area’s natural resources through events and programs that educate and entertain while promoting a conservation ethic. For updates on the status of program activities, please visit wildamelia.org and Wild Amelia on Facebook.