Lauri deGaris, owner of Discover This Co., Inc has been leading group tours for over 20 years. As a marine biologist, Lauri worked for Jacksonville University and the Florida Park Service. She assisted in the development of a manatee protection plan for the St. Johns River and surveyed Right Whales along the southeast coast. Lauri spent many years collecting data on local Kingfish populations. In 2000, Lauri combined her passion for nature with her curiosity of history and started her own company offering public speaking and tour guide services. Current and past clients include Smithsonian Journeys, American Cruise Lines, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Florida Humanities Council. Lauri is a native north Floridian with a passion for nature, history, art, poetry and our unique culinary heritage.
Read about our latest art project in the Amelia Islander - December, 2017- A Labor of Love article. Click here
"History maybe the tapestry of our life, but it is woven out of nature."
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