Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

The annual Distinguished Lecture Series is a series of six monthly lectures on topics of interest by recognized experts.  These lectures are held October through March and are free and open to the public. Registration is requested so that we can plan for seating and refreshments.

Various other arts and cultural-related lectures and activities are offered throughout the year.  See the calendar or Upcoming Events for more information.

Protecting Our Marine Mammals:  Manatees, Dolphins, and Whales

Woman spraying water on beached dolphin while another person sits beside it

Learn about actions being taken to protect our marine mammals through the Manatee Sighting Network and Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network, both run by Dr. Ruth Carmichael at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  Dr. Ruth Carmichael is a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama.  * There is no cost to attend, but please register so that we can plan for seating.

Date and Time: January 24   7:00pm  *This event was originally scheduled for Jan. 17.

Location: Gulf Shores Cultural Center, 19470 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Al  36542

Registration:   Register for Protecting Our Marine Mammals: Manatees, Dolphins, and Whales or call 251-460-7200

New Environmental, Educational and Recreational Features of The Lodge and Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park image taken from the water side

Curious about the new Lodge and other new assets in Gulf State Park? Chandra Wright, Director of Environmental and Educational Initiatives for the Lodge, joins us to update us on all the new exciting things in Gulf State Park. As a result of the Gulf State Park Enhancement project, the new Lodge, Interpretive Center, and Learning Campus, are all pursuing some of the highest environmental certifications in the world. .  * There is no cost to attend, but please register so that we can plan for seating.

Date and Time: February 13   7:00pm

Location: Gulf Shores Cultural Center, 19470 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, Al  36542

Registration:    Register for New Environmental, Educational and Recreational Features of The Lodge and Gulf State Park or call 251-460-7200.