2024 Blowing Rocks Preserve Winter Lecture Series
03 Apr

Join us at the annual Winter Lecture Series!

We are excited to welcome you to these in-person events at Blowing Rocks Preserve inside the Hawley Education Center’s Classroom.

  • All lectures are FREE of charge and fill up quickly.
  • Advance registration is required and space is limited.
  • Light refreshments provided.
  • Reccommended for adults and youth ages 13 and up.

*All attendees under 18 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.

April 3 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Title: The Future of Coral Reed Restoration


Coral reef restoration began in Florida nearly 20 years ago, following the long-term decline of the iconic staghorn and elkhorn thickets. Continued declines in reef health have created an industry focused on bringing back both the corals and the ecosystem services they provide. Planning efforts are underway to ensure that as restoration efforts scale up, they are being built on lessons learned and that effort is placed in strategic places where success is most likely. Join us to learn about The Nature Conservancy’s work, first in supporting our partners as they developed the techniques that are used worldwide today, and now in supporting the reef managers in planning for the future of reef restoration in Florida.

Speaker: Caitlin Lustic

The Nature Conservancy in Florida

South Florida Marine Conservation Manager


Caitlin Lustic is the South Florida Marine Conservation Manager for the TNC Florida Chapter, based in the Florida Keys. Her career has been dedicated to the protection and restoration of Florida’s Coral Reef; managing a coral nursery and restoration program in Dry Tortugas National Park, coordinating the Florida Reef Resilience Program, serving on various advisory boards for management agencies, and most recently leading the development of both a statewide coral reef restoration strategy and a more detailed restoration plan for the Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area.

Be sure to check out the full series to register for more lecture topics scheduled for 1/17, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, and 4/3. All lectures take place 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Event Times:
9:30am -10:30am

Event Location:
The Nature Conservancy Blowing Rocks Preserve
574 South beach Road
Hobe Sound, FL  33455