Flagler Lecture: "Fishing and the New World"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10 a.m.

Dr. Edward McGinley, assistant professor of natural sciences at Flagler College, will discuss “Fishing and the New World” as part of Flagler's Community Lecture Series.

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  • Please Note: This event is from 2015.

    Flagler College’s 2015 Community Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, with a talk that examines how fishing helped in the exploration, colonization, and growth of America. Flagler College Assistant Professor Edward McGinley will lead the discussion on the topic, ”Fishing and the New World,” in the Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College.

    As Europeans explored new lands during the 1500s and onward, discovering new fishing grounds played a vital role in the development of New World outposts and colonies. These New World fishing resources seemed to to be limitless, in contrast to the situation in the Old World, and the practice of fishing became ingrained as a major resource for early Americans. This lecture will look at how specific species of fish helped to build the new nation, as well as the current status of these iconic fish.          

    The Flagler College Community Lecture Series began in 2007 to offer the St. Augustine community an opportunity to explore topics covering arts, religion, politics, culture, history, economics and more with experts on the Flagler College faculty. Lectures take place monthly, last approximately one hour, and are followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

    With the 450th Commemoration events occurring this year, the Community Lecture Series will focus throughout 2015 on the theme: Exploration: Passions, Implications and Reflections

    Admission: Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Call (904) 826-8617 to make reservations, as space is limited.

    When? Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10 a.m.

    Where? The Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College, located at 74 King Street in downtown St. Augustine.

    For more information, call (904) 826-8617 or visit here.


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