|Thursday, October 13 Complimentary reception at 5:45 PM; Talk begins at 6:15 PM Mosaic Ballroom – The Florida Aquarium|
|Evening Tide Talks are back! Join us in kicking off this season with a talk that will shed light on the importance of climate action in response to rising sea levels and swelling storm surges. These threats put coastal communities at risk of flooding and erosion and create a dangerous environment for the people within them.|
Led by James Byrne and Joseph Schmidt of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), this Evening Tide Talk will also provide an overview of TNC’s work to promote adaptation in coastal communities, as well as their goal of creating a resilient, low-carbon future for Florida.
|James Byrne is the Director of Strategy & Policy for The Nature Conservancy and has a background in conservation planning that includes over 17 years at TNC, and multiple roles with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.|
Joseph Schmidt, Climate Project Manager, is a Florida Board certified professional Engineer, responsible for implementation of TNC’s Inspiring Climate Action Strategy and 50-State Climate Initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He is also responsible for development, implementation, and expansion of nature-based solutions to address flood risk, the loss of coastal habitat and biodiversity, and to promote coastal resilience and climate adaptation in Florida.
|Evening Tide Talks is an informative, complimentary lecture series featuring world-class scientists and modern-day adventurers, made possible with support from The Thomas Hall Charitable Trust.|