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Living with Panthers
August 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
With an increase in both human and panther populations in Southwest Florida, it is now more important than ever to understand how to minimize negative interactions. Jayne Johnston, Panther Outreach Specialist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), is an expert on the FWC initiative “Living with Panthers.” In this engaging presentation, she will discuss panther biology, their history, how to keep safe when encountering a panther, and citizen science opportunities.
About the Speaker
Jayne Johnston is the Panther Outreach Specialist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. She was born in New Jersey but grew up in Florida after moving here when she was 1.5-years old. Johnston graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and is a certified interpretive guide with the National Association of Interpretation. She has a keen interest in birds and volunteers with Audubon in her spare time and she enjoys teaching environmental education through public outreach, guided hikes, and after-school programs.