Lecture and Film Series

To register for 2021 Virtual Film Series viewing, click HERE

2021 Lecture Series

This year, due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, the 2021 Friday Lecture Series will run on five select days January 29-March 19 at The Sanibel Community House. Lectures take place at 10 a.m. 

Masks are required to attend. DDWS asks guests to avoid lining up before 8:45 a.m. Wristbands will be given out at 9:00 a.m. Temperatures will be checked before guests receive their wristband. Guests must be wearing a wristband to enter the lecture room. Early arrivals may save their seat and one extra with a personal item. Saved seats must be filled 15 minutes before lecture time. 

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*Book-signings will follow starred lectures.   SPONSORS

Friday, January 29 - Ocean Doctor David E. Guggenheim, “Lessons from the Deep: What the Oceans Are Telling Us and Why it Matters,” sponsored by HighTower/Thomas & Swartz Wealth Management

To view Dr. Guggenheim's recorded lecture, please click HERE

Thursday, February 4 - Photographers Clyde and Niki Butcher, The Everglades, sponsored by Wayne & Linda Boyd 

To view Clyde & Niki Butcher's recorded lecture, please click HERE

*Friday, February 19 - Author Jack Davis, "The Bald Eagle: Symbol and Species in American History," sponsored by Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

To view Jack Davis' recorded lecture, please click HERE


*Friday, March 12 - Author Paul Bannick, "Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History," sponsored by Bill & Laurie Harkey

To view Paul Bannick's recorded lecture, please click HERE

*Friday. March 19 -  Author Kirk W. Johnson, Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, sponsored by Ashton Kirchner Group/Keller Williams Realty Sanibel & Captiva, HighTower/Thomas & Swartz Wealth Management,William & Barbara Millar, Geoffrey & Karen Moss, and Sanibel Carts

To view Kirk W. Johnson's recorded lecture, please click HERE


To sponsor lectures or films please contact April (239-472-1100 ext. 256) or Birgie (239-472-1100 ext. 232). 

Video Links to our 2020 Lecture Series 

Nancy Judd Lecture, March 13

Craig Pittman Lecture, February 28

Jeff Klinkenberg Lecture, February 21

Cynthia Barnett Lecture, Feburary 14

Ron Magill Lecture, February 7

Marina Marchese Lecture, January 31

Clyde Butcher Lecture, January 24

Julie Zickefoose Lecture, January 17