Next Evenings at Whitney on May 9, 2019
Published: Friday, April 12, 2019
The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns on May 9, 2019, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Florida and Water: A History.” Steven Noll, master lecturer at the University of Florida in the Department of History, will talk about the relationship between humans and water throughout Florida history. This free lecture will be presented at Lohman Auditorium, located at 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., on the Whitney Laboratory campus.
Noll will share about Florida’s long coastline and significant rivers and wetlands as well as how people have shaped and re-shaped Florida through their interaction with water. He will also talk about the history of water policy, where Florida stands today regarding water, and the outlook of Florida’s future in relation to water, including the coastline, climate change, hurricanes and sea level rise.
Noll earned his doctorate in history from the University of Florida in 1991. He started teaching full time at the University of Florida in 2004 after teaching special education in Alachua County public schools for 28 years. Noll received the honor of being named one of the 300 best professors in the United States by The Princeton Review in 2012. Besides teaching, he has written about many Florida topics and its history, including the Cross Florida Barge Canal and Florida environmental policy.