From Fort Myers Florida Weekly, December 19, 2018
An educational program on the Bert Harris Act and the environment is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lee County.
Frank Alcock, an associate professor of political science at New College in Sarasota and a former director of the Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory, is the featured speaker. The program is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Jan. 5.

Patty Duncan, environmental chair of the league, said Mr. Alcock came to her attention in a news feature about environmental issues in the higher education curriculum. She said the article quoted him as teaching students about the Bert Harris Act and the impact it has on cities’ and counties’ inability to protect sensitive environmental areas.
The free program is at the Collaboratory, 2031 Jackson St., in Fort Myers.
For reservations, call 239-278-1032 or email by Jan. 2.

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the state’s Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in applied data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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