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Free Speaker Series from The Emerson Center

Emerson Center Announces E-Series Excitement with an Engaging, Educational, and Entertaining Lineup

The Emerson Center, Vero Beach's premier performance venue, is proud to present its upcoming E-Series season, featuring a captivating array of topics that promise to engage and educate the community. From treasure hunting and scientific assessments to historic adventures and marine mammal encounters, the E-Series offers an intellectually enriching experience for all.

January 23 at 7 pm

Quest for Spanish Treasure: The 1715 Fleet’s Legacy with Jim Wilson

Join us as Jim Wilson provides a captivating overview of the fleet's story, its demise, and effective treasure hunting techniques.

January 30 at 7 pm

Stealing sharks and ravaging rays: A scientific assessment of their interactions with Florida’s fisheries with Dr. Matt Ajemian, with FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Discover the seafood preferences of sharks and rays and explore methods for studying their interactions with fisheries.

February 6 at 7 pm

A glimpse of the Florida wilderness before TV, Condominiums and A/C with George Blythe

George Blythe recounts the incredible journey of the Dickinson Party in 1696.

February 13 at 7 pm

The Plastics Problem with Jim Masterson, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, and Sue Flak

Uncover the hidden truths of plastics' life cycle and their impact on our oceans and estuaries.

February 27 at 7 pm

Enchanting Encounters with Marine Mammals with Shanen Cox

Join marine biologist Shanen Cox on a journey to discover the world of marine mammals

March 5 at 7 pm

Restoring the Balance of the Indian River Lagoon with Heather Stapleton

Heather Stapleton, a Community Engagement Coordinator for One Lagoon, discusses the importance of environmental advocacy.

March 12 at 7 pm

In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis with Michael J. Tougias

New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias shares the riveting story of the USS Indianapolis.

Admission to the series is free, and we greatly appreciate a suggested $10 donation. Doors open one hour before the lecture.  Join us at the Emerson Center, located at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL, for an intellectual journey like no other.  For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact us at

About the Emerson Center: The Emerson Center's mission is to provide educational, enlightening, and thought-provoking programs, alongside memorable musical events, for our community. For further information, please visit us online at The Emerson Center is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach

1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach


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