Friends of Harbor Branch schedule of upcoming events

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Friends of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU have scheduled a number of events:

Feb. 4 – Green Tour to USDA.

Learn first hand how USDA scientists are working to protect and improve Florida horticulture through research and experimentation.  Tour will begin at 10:30 AM followed with a picnic style luncheon.  Cost: $20 for HBOI members; $25 for nonmembers.  Information and reservations:  Call (772) 465-2400 ext. 559

Feb. 15 – Boat trip and National Navy SEAL Museum tour.

Enjoy a unique boat cruise on the Lagoon combined with a personal tour of the UDT Museum.  Boat will depart from the Johnson Ed Center at 10:00 AM.  Picnic lunch included.  Cost:  Members-$55; Nonmembers-$65

Information and reservations:  Call (772) 465-2400 ext. 559.

Feb. 16 – Special Program on the Galapagos Islands

7:00 PM at Johnson Education Center, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU.  Guest Speaker:  Dr. Lynn Fowler with Lindblad Tours.  Program is open to all.

Information:  Call Patti Gibbons at (772) 465-2400 ext. 226.

April 16-17 – Overnight at Quail Creek Plantation.

Spend the night in a new cabin and experience early-morning and late-afternoon wildlife tours with Audubon Warden, Chop Lege.   Following a delicious home-cooked mean at Quail Creek Lodge, gather around the campfire for storytelling and camaraderie. Cost:  $195 for members; $225 for nonmembers.  Cost includes double accommodations, two meals, buggy rides and wildlife tours, etc.

Information and reservations:  Call (772) 465-2400 ext. 559

Oct. 15-24 – “Return to the Galapagos Islands”

Join HBOI Friends for its 6th tour to the Galapagos Islands.  Free Roundtrip Airfare from Miami to Baltra where the group will board the ship, “Endeavor,” for an unforgettable cruise around the Galapagos Islands.

Information and reservations:  Call Patti Gibbons (772) 465-2400 ext. 226.

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