Titusville Playhouse To Host Rodney Smith For Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Fest

By  //  January 8, 2017

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Set for Wednesday, Jan. 25

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORDIA – The Titusville Playhouse is hosting the 2017 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival opening Keynote Presentation by local conservationist and author, Rodney Smith.

Smith’s topic is Do Birds, Dolphin and Manatee Think Feel? Do You?

Festival leaders are presenting an opportunity to Titusville and Brevard County residents to attend this onetime event, scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Smith, storyteller, author, business owner, publisher, community leader, philanthropist, historian and visionary knows that bringing people together is a big part of success. His loves are the waters of Florida, and all the life surrounding and within the oceans, lagoons, and rivers.

The Titusville Playhouse is hosting the 2017 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival opening Keynote Presentation by local conservationist and author, Rodney Smith, above left with Neta Harris.

Today, his focus is the Indian River Lagoon and all the obstacles facing this unique estuary in the coming years.

Growing up outside Tampa in rural Florida and fishing the numerous lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, he eventually moved to Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Coast.

As one of the founders of Coastal Angler Magazine, Rodney has witnessed many changes in the environment in the Florida – the wildlife, water quality of our lagoons and estuaries, and the fishing industry itself.

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During the same period, Smith built the foundation of the non-profit, Anglers for Conservation with a vision to energize volunteerism and create a new generation of marine stewards.

Today, much of this NGO’s work centers around educational outreach for kids and their parents; and educating the public on “using — not abusing our waterways.”

Smith has written hundreds of published magazine articles, publisher’s letters and editorials; and penned the books, Catching Made Easy, Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast, Road to Matapalo, Weed Queen and Pura Vita.

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Smith has been recognized by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association for his work in conservation and as a philanthropist.

Festival attendees who have registered for this event will retain their reserved seat.

The Titusville Playhouse is located at 301 Julia Street in downtown Titusville, and parking will be available in the public lot to the east of the Playhouse and street parking is plentiful in the surrounding area.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10. Please email an RSVP to barb.eager@brevardnaturealliance.org so that a seat will be reserved for you.

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