Home' Island Sun : ISN 012216 Contents 27
ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 22, 2016
Cynthia Barnett's book, Rain: A
Natural & Cultural History,
begins four billion years ago with
the torrents that filled the oceans and
builds to the storms of climate change.
The author will present two programs
beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on
Friday, January 22 in the "Ding" Darling
Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel.
Rain weaves together science -- the
true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries
of frog and fish rains -- with the human
story of man's ambition to control rain.
It is also a travelogue, taking readers to
Scotland to tell the surprising story of the
Mackintosh raincoat and to India, where
villagers extract the scent of rain from the
monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into
"I'm crazy about rain," said Barnett.
"I am a native of Florida and have always
loved its sun showers and dramatic rain
storms. Over my years as a journalist
specializing in water, I came to appreciate
rain as life's elixir -- marveling at its work
to fill aquifers and rivers, its cycle from
sea to atmosphere."
Following her presentations, Barnett
will sign copies of her book, which is
available for purchase in the Refuge
Nature Store, all proceeds benefitting ref-
uge wildlife and conservation and educa-
Admission is free to the "Ding"
Darling Friday Lecture Series sponsored
by HighTower Advisors Fort Myers along
with Mike and Terry Baldwin and support
from the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-
Friends of the Refuge.
Funding for this program was also
provided through a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council with funds from the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed do not nec-
essarily represent those of the Florida
Humanities Council or the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Seating is limited and available on a
first-come basis. Arrive one hour early
to assure seating. Early arrivals can save
one seat each and then may explore the
center or Indigo Trail before the lecture
starts. Saved seats must be filled 15
minutes before lecture time or may be
January 29, Dr. Ken Meyer, ARCI --
The Dance of the Reddish Egret - from
"Ding" to North Florida
*February 5, Ellen Prager -- Sex,
Drugs and Sea Slime: The Oceans'
Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
*February 12, Don and Lillian Stokes
-- Better Birding
February 19, No lecture
February 26, Jerry Lorenz -- Roseate
Spoonbills in Florida Bay: Pink Canaries
in a Coal Mine
*March 4, Steve Noll -- Ditch of
Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal
and the Struggle for Florida's Future
*March 11, Leslie Kemp Poole --
Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the
Environment in the Twentieth Century
March 18, Emily Stokes, Reef.org --
Invasion of the Lionfish
March 25, Ian Bartoszek -- Pythons in
Paradise: Collaborative Burmese Python
Research in SW Florida
April 1, Joe Wiegand -- Teddy: The
Conservation President, Reprisal
*April 8, John H. Hartig -- Bringing
Conservation to Cities: Lessons from
Building the Detroit River International
*April 15, Sandra Friend and John
Keatley, The Florida Trail Guide
*starred lectures indicate a book-sign-
ing to follow
For more information, call 472-1100
ext. 241 or log on to dingdarlingsociety.
org/lectures. For the schedule of the
2016 DDWS Film Series, visit dingdar-
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