Summer Guest Speaker Series Thursdays through Aug. 29 at Indian River Life-Saving Station

July 17, 2013

The Indian River Life-Saving Station will host a free Summer Guest Speaker Series on Thursday evenings through Aug. 29. With a different speaker and topic each week, the series is designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Each presentation will begin at 7 p.m. If weather permits, many of the presentations will take place outside in the courtyard. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The schedule of speakers is as follows:

Aug. 1: Dr. Cindy Byrd, curator and folklorist at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, will present “An Exploration of Decoy History.”

Aug: 8: Doris Hicks, seafood technology specialist with Delaware Sea Grant, will present “Water to Table,” a demonstration on how to clean and fillet a fish.

Aug: 15: The Friends of Fenwick Island Lighthouse will present and discuss the history of the southernmost lighthouse in Delaware.

Aug. 22: Suzanne Thurman, founder and director of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, will discuss marine mammal and sea turtle strandings.

Aug. 29: William Grayson, author of "Delaware’s Ghost Towers," will speak about Delaware in the early days of World War II, focusing on artillery at Fort Miles and the purpose of the towers that dot the local coast.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is in Delaware Seashore State Park, 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach. For more information, call 302-227-6991 or visit