Sip 'N Science Webinars

Join us virtually as Whitney Laboratory scientists and educators share our research and animals!

Sip 'N Science Webinars

Sip 'N Science Webinars

We miss all of you and wanted to continue providing lifelong learning to our community. September would normally be the start of our Evenings at Whitney fall lecture series. As we prepare to be able to deliver it safely at Whitney's Lohman Auditorium we have launched a short science series virtually to join together!  

Pleaes join us for Sip 'N Science - Until we can get back together again! Once you register just login on the dates to watch, grab a beverage of your choice, or enjoy our links to recipes.

There will be a 20 minute webinar with a Q&A interactive discussion afterwards. Registration is required. We hope you can join us!

Using native shellfish to improve water quality and economic resiliency in the Indian River Lagoon

Thursday, April 22
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Dr. Todd Osborne
Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Tracking Cells Through Space and Time

Thursday, March 11
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Dr. Elaine Seaver
Professor of Biology
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Shown live on March 11, 2021

Tracking animals has historically been a major focus throughout the millennia, whether for obtaining food or understanding environmental fluctuations, and much has been learned by merely watching. The same can be said about looking at small things, such as cells in an embryo.

Dr. Elaine Seaver gives examples of important principles of normal embryo development by simply ‘watching’ cells move through space and time.


Secrets of Local Fish Migration in Northeast Florida

Thursday, February 11
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Clark Morgan, MS
Liao Lab Manager
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Shown live on 2/11/2021

Clark shares the Whitney Lab's project of tracking and monitoring red drum fish movement and migration patterns in Northeast Florida. He provides details of how acoustic telemetry is used to understand local fish habitat usage, and how this work is helping identify and protect critical spawning and nursery areas to impact conservation.


The Value of Marine Labs in Discovering Diverse Animals of the Sea

Thursday, January 14
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Dr. Mark Martindale
Professor of Biology, Director Whitney Laboratory
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Shown live on 1/14/21

Dr. Martindale shares the role of marine laboratories in discovery, animal evolution, and biodiversity.


Drugs from Dirt and Oceans

Thursday, December 10
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Dr. Sandra Loesgen
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Shown live on 12/10/20

Dr. Sandra Loesgen shares the interesting origins of some of our current health care pharmaceuticals, and why her lab focuses on microscopic organisms, or microbes for drug discovery

You then take a global journey with Dr. Loesgen to discover where the microbes they work with are found, along with their chemistry and how they could help human health

Drink Recipe - Make Your Own Mango Banana Smoothie with Kombucha!


Sea Turtle Care Spotlight

Thursday, November 19
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Cat Eastman
Sea Turtle Hospital Program Managerr
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Shown live on 11/19/20

Catherine shares our recent sea turtle stories and their care, and latest news from the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory.

Drink Recipe - Make Your Own Green Juice!


Whitney Animal Meet & Greet

Thursday, October 8
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Brenda Cannaliato
Education Program Manager
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Shown live on 10/8/20

In this webinar Brenda shares creatures from our lab's backyard, the Matanzas River Basin. Learn about mollusks, starfish and anemones found in our local environment here in Northeast Florida. These marine animals are shared with over 5,000 youth in our education program each year. Brenda presents to you some of our most loved animals in our program!

Drink Recipe - Make Your Own Fall Party Punch!

 


The Tao of Fish Swimming

Thursday, September 17
6:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Dr. James Liao 
Associate Professor of Biology
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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*Shown live on 9/17/20

During his talk Dr. Liao will explore: the ability of animals to sense and navigate complex environments is unrivaled by even the most sophisticated robots known to humans. Nowhere is this more challenging to understand than in the three-dimensional environment of water, where animals are unconstrained by gravity, often in turbulence flows, and appendages and bodies are at the mercy of complex water interactions.

Fishes, which comprise over half of all living vertebrates, have an exquisite way to negotiate turbulence. Dr. Liao will share what his team's research has shown in understanding how fish swim in unsteady flows, and how by studying nature’s designs we can reveal insights into some of the biggest challenges in engineering and robotics. 

Drink Recipe - Make Your Own Ocean Water Punch!