INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Main Stage Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Media Q & A and Interviews
11:30 a.m. Live Python Capture Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Raffle for Python Challenge™ T-Shirt, Nomad Jacket
1:00 p.m. Live Python Capture Demonstration
1:30 p.m. Raffle for Python Challenge™ T-Shirt, Gear
2:00 p.m. Live Python Capture Demonstration
2:30 p.m. Raffle for Nomad Jacket
3:00 p.m. Live Python Capture Demonstration
3:30 p.m. Raffle for Python Challenge™ T-Shirt, Gear

* Fish Filet Demonstrations are at the FWC Nonnative Fish Booth – Lionfish at 1:00 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m., and Snakehead at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
** Nature Trail and Organic Garden Tours throughout the day.

Learn from the Experts

Classroom 121
10:15 a.m. Gopher Tortoises in Florida Rachel King (FWC)
11:45 a.m. Aquatic Invasive Species Program John Galvez (USFWS)
12:15 p.m. Lionfish Emily Stokes (REEF)
12:45 p.m. Gopher Tortoises in Florida Rachel King (FWC)
1:15 p.m. Invasive Agricultural Pests in Florida Mark Fagan (FDACS)
1:45 p.m. New Guinea Flatworm in Florida Dr. Tim Collins (FIU)
2:15 p.m. Aquatic Invasive Species Program John Galvez (USFWS)
2:45 p.m. Invasive Plants in the Everglades LeRoy Rodger (SFWMD)
3:15 p.m. Gopher Tortoises in Florida Rachel King (FWC)
3:45 p.m. Invasive Reptiles in Florida Bryan Falk, Ph.D. (USGS)
Classroom 119
10:00 a.m. Exotic Reptile Identification Sarah Funck (FWC)
12:00 p.m. Burmese Python Safe Capture Jenny Novak (FWC)
12:30 p.m. Exotic Reptile Identification Sarah Funck (FWC)
:00 p.m. Rocky Glades Invaders: Effects on Fish Jesse Blanchard (FIU)
1:30 p.m. Burmese Python Safe Capture Jenny Novak (FWC)
2:00 p.m. Exotic Reptile Identification Sarah Funck (FWC)
2:30 p.m. Burmese Python Safe Capture Jenny Novak (FWC)
3:00 p.m. Rapid Response as a Tool for Invasive Species Management Dr. Frank Mazotti (UF)
3:30 p.m. Invasive Plant Species Cara Abott (IRC)