Conference Committee Updates

Posts, reports, updates and news from the FMSEA Conference Committee members to the general membership, both before and after the event.

Calling all FMSEA members!

National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference

We just returned from a wonderful NMEA Conference in Annapolis, MD and now we’re ready to start our own conference planning. Please read on for details about the FMSEA 2015 Conference and NMEA 2016 (did I mention that FMSEA is hosting?!)

FMSEA 2015: May 1 – 3, 2015 in Tampa, FL

NMEA 2016: June 25 – July 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL

We’re looking for some eager FMSEA members to serve on our Conference Committees. If you are interested in helping with either the 2015 or 2016 Conference (or both), please e-mail Kasey at Here are some areas where we need help:
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Exhibits
  • Auctions
  • Field Trips
  • Speakers/Special Guests
  • Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Events (i.e. SciCafe, Banquet)
  • Transportation
  • Publications (i.e. signs, Conference program)
  • Sponsorship & Fund Raising

Last but not least, if you attended NMEA 2014, we would love to hear from you. What did you like? What would you like to see more of? Please send your feedback to

We hope to hear from you soon!


Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski, 2014-2015 FMSEA President

If you have photos you’d like to share from the FMSEA 2012 Conference, please add them to our Shutterfly page:

Coral reefs are often called “the rainforests of the sea” because of the diversity found in their created habitats. Join us for an artistic look at inspiration (the real thing, a coral reef) and the art that results at our May 17 SciCafé in St. Petersburg, FL.
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Donate to the Silent Auction

by Brandon 2012/05/05 Conference Committee Updates

I am in charge of the FMSEA silent auction this year, which raises money for scholarships to attend our annual conference or other enrichment experiences throughout the year. Even if you can’t make the conference you can still contribute to it. If you would like to donate to the auction or know of an organization that might want to […]

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