Marine lab lecture on penguins

The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab Conservation Lecture Series, free and open to the public, will take place tonight, July 11, the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the lab’s auditorium at St. Teresa. Speaking will be Dr. Heidi Geisz, an adjunct faculty member at the lab, on “Deep Thaw: The Adélie Penguin and Climate Change,” about the fate of these penguins in Antarctica. For more info call 697-4120.


Learn about coastal water birds

See pictures and learn about the wonderful diversity of water birds that use coastal habitats throughout the region from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at the Apalachicola Environmental Education and Training Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint. For more info call 670-7700.


Discover county’s oldest visitors

On Wednesdays in July from 2-3 p.m., July 17, 24 and 31, enjoy a presentation about “Sea Turtles, Franklin County's Oldest Visitors.” by the St. George Island Volunteer Turtlers and the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) at 108 Island Drive. For more info call 670-7700.


C-Quarters prepares for youth fishing tourney

C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament in Carrabelle will be held Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, for children age 16 and younger. At completion of the Friday clinic, each child receives a rod and reel, a tee shirt, hat, and bait. There are nine categories of fish with three places in each category; trophies awarded for each category. On Saturday morning, the kids can fish from docks or, if they can go out on a boat, they are allowed to fish the Carrabelle River up to Dog Island. Lunch will be provided. All participants must be registered prior to the tournament.