Community Discussion about Timely Issues

Community Discussion about Timely Issues

Sea level rise, shifting seasons and extreme weather are some of the climate change buzzwords that have become increasingly common. But do we really understand what they mean or how they will impact our lifestyles? Two forums are being held that will engage the public in a conversation about these important issues. You are invited to join the discussion.

“Climate: Change the Conversation” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center in St. Petersburg.  A second forum will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the St. Petersburg College, Fine Arts Auditorium in Tarpon Springs.

The program will include an introductory presentation and small group discussion about the potential effects of climate change in the Tampa Bay region. Each interactive station will highlight one local aspect of climate change and its associated impacts.Community Discussion about Timely Issues2

The programs are being hosted by UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension, University of South Florida’s Department of Anthropology and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Light refreshments will be provided. Each participant will recieve a FREE insulated shopping bag to take home.

Register online at for the October 24th event at http://climateweedon-eorg.eventbrite.com/ and for the October 26th afternoon program in Tarpon Springs at https://climatetarpon.eventbrite.com/.