Look for Dr. Quinton White Jr., executive director of the Marine Science Research Institute at JU, at two upcoming events:
First, he’ll be on FOX30/CBS47 Action News’ morning show at 8:08 a.m. April 10 to talk about the Marine Science Research Institute’s summer day camps for high school students, underwritten by EverBank. The camps will run on weekdays from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. the weeks of June 18 and June 25. About 25 students attend each week, with some doing both weeks. The money from EverBank is essential to keeping the camps affordable for low- to moderate-income families.
Second, he’ll speak to the Jacksonville Historical Society at 7 p.m. April 17, taking audience members on a 450-year environmental journey along the St. Johns. See flyer information below:
The next Jacksonville Historical Society program meeting
450 Years of Environmental History: Changes on “Ribault’s” River May
Please join the Jacksonville Historical Society Tuesday, April 17, as we present our next monthly program meeting: 450 Years of Environmental History: Changes on “Ribault’s” River May. How did the St. Johns River appear on May 1, 1562 when Jean Ribault first visited the majestic waterway that he named the River May? How did the river serve its earliest inhabitants? How has the river evolved through the decades, actually centuries, since the French arrival in the mid-16th century? Jetties, riverbed movement and land adjustments are all part of North Florida’s unique story—both man and nature driven.
About our Speaker: Quinton White, Ph.D.
Dr. Quinton White, the Executive Director of the Marine Science Institute at Jacksonville University and noted river expert, takes us on a 450 year environmental journey along the St. Johns, from Ribault’s arrival to the modern day port of Jacksonville. His presentation focuses on the many changes in appearance, path, and function along Jacksonville’s beloved waterway.
Quinton White was originally from Norfolk, Virginia. He received his B.S. degree from N.C. Wesleyan College and his M.S. degree from the University of Virginia. Dr. White joined the faculty at Jacksonville University in 1976, having completed his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina at the Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research. In 1978, he established the major in marine science at Jacksonville University. He has served as Chair of the Department of Biology and Marine Science, Chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics and Dean of the College of Arts and Science. In July, 2008, he was named Executive Director of the Marine Science Research Institute and charged with development and construction of a 32,000 sq. ft. LEED certified facility.
The MSRI opened in July 2010. The MSRI is an interdisciplinary institute that focuses on the St. Johns River and other marine environments. Dr. White is chair of the JU Campus Sustainability Committee and is developing a campus wide sustainability policy and program.
Tuesday April 17th, Reception – 6:30PM Program – 7PM
At Old St. Andrew’s – 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
This program is free to the public…more information at 904-665-0064
Free parking and security on duty. Guests are welcome!