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Florida Sea Grant Speakers Bureau

Do you know of a group that would like to have someone speak to them about a marine-related topic? UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant agents and specialists are available to deliver science-based presentations about a variety of topics, including marine animals, ecosystems, and the science that goes into making management/policy decisions. These presentations can currently be given virtually, and may be able to be given in-person in the future.

Presentations can usually be offered at no cost within Florida. If your group offers an honorarium to speakers, checks should be made out to the University of Florida.

If you would like to request a speaker, please fill out this Speaker Request Form

Potential topics could include 

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaponics
  • Choosing sustainable seafood
  • Climate change/sea level rise
  • Coastal dune lakes
  • Coral disease
  • Coral restoration
  • Estuaries
  • Florida’s Clean Marina Program
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Lionfish
  • Living shorelines
  • Manatees
  • Mangroves
  • Marine careers
  • Marine debris/microplastics
  • Nuisance algae/seaweeds
  • Oysters
  • Scallops
  • Sea turtles
  • Seagrass
  • Sharks
  • Sponge restoration
  • Sustainable fishing

If you have any questions, please contact Maia McGuire