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Aquatic Species Collection Workshops

FMSEA and The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have developed and implemented an aquatic species collection workshop for educators. Upon successful completion of the workshop, educators receive a 3-year collection certificate form the Florida FWCC.

For more details, check our ASCW page or contact the ASCW chair, Kathy Russell (collections @

Regional Outings

Check our Google calendar for other upcoming events.

FMSEA Board Meetings

Mellie, Heath, Lauren, Carol, Jenna, Jennie, Kasey, Jaclyn, Sara, Brandon S., Hugh, Jason, Laura, Brandon M., HeatherThe FMSEA Board meets several times a year at locations across the state and the meetings are open to all members. Taking place over a weekend, the extended time allows the board to fully cover the many items on the agenda, as well as take-in some behind-the- scenes exploring of the host site. Details will be posted here and on the FMSEA Listserv. Feel free to contact any board member for information on the next meeting.

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Conference call will be in November, date to be announced. An in-person board meeting will take place in Tampa in January.

FMSEA 2015 Conference

Tampa Bay: Vision of the Past, Key to the Future

April 30-May 3, 2015
Tampa, FL

Mark your calendars and start making your travel plans! #FMSEA15 in Tampa is on the books! See below for more information. Click here for more information or email 2015 @

NMEA 2015 Conference

June 29–July 2, Newport, RI

You are invited to join an exciting and dynamic group of educators at the NMEA 2015 National Conference in scenic, historic downtown Newport, Rhode Island! Formal and informal marine educators from across the U.S. and around the world will come together to help promote the mission of “making known the world of water, both fresh and salt.” NMEA 2015 is proudly being hosted by the Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME).

The conference will be held June 29 through July 2 at the Newport Marriott, right in the middle of downtown Newport. Sessions and plenaries will include speakers that draw from around New England and beyond through our rich connection to the sea. Field trips will include explorations of local flora and fauna, tours of the historic mansions, learning about the sailing tradition of Newport and much more!