West Central Regional Updates February 2015

by George on 2015/02/19

in Regional Reports, The Dip Net (Aquatic Species Collections Workshop), Uncategorized, West Central

Hello FMSEA members!

Please see below for some exciting happenings in our regions:

We are hosting an Aquatic Species collection workshop at Saint Paul’s school in Clearwater on March 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM.
The address is 1600 Saint Paul’s Drive Clearwater, Florida 33774
You will pull into the main lot and look for the building labeled science. We will have a door open and signs pointing you in the right direction.
 The link to register for the workshop is:
If you are unsure if you are eligible for this permit please check our website here: http://fmsea.org/events/ascw/
Space is limited so sign up today!

The FMSEA 2015 Conference registration is now OPEN!  Register today at: http://fmsea.org/events/conferences/2015-tampa-bay/
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Early registrations (before March 27, 2015) – $155 annual member / $130 lifetime members
Conference hotel information: Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
Single $149/Double $159/Triple $169/Quad $179
Valet only $10/night
(813)223-2222 *mention “FMSEA” for discount
Professional Development Opportunity:
Exploration & Research – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) oceanexplorer.noaa.gov
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection
How Do We Explore? Professional Development – Part Two for Educators of Grades 5-12
Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In Partnership with University of South Florida, College of Marine Science and hosted by the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center St. Petersburg, Florida

All life on Earth relies on the ocean— yet, the ocean is 95 percent unexplored, unknown and unseen by human eyes…
Join NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research’s Melissa Ryan as you are introduced to Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: How Do We Explore? Learn how to use standards-based lessons and online resources that guide classroom discovery into the innovative exploration strategies, underwater robots and other ocean tools used onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Topics include selecting sites for exploration in a largely unknown ocean, underwater mapping, and exploring the water column. Deep ocean exploration with remotely operated vehicles and telepresence technology that enables participation during ocean exploration missions from shore in real time is also addressed. This is Part Two of a two-part professional development series, Part One in which you should have already participated. If space is available, educators who have not yet participated in Part One are welcome to register for Part Two.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, How Do We Explore?, other resources, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast, and lunch. Educators who have completed both Why Do We Explore? (Part One) and How Do We Explore? (Part Two) will receive a $100 stipend.
Registration Deadline is March 20, 2015
Contact Angela Lodge at alodge@usf.edu for registration form.


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