2017 Annual Conference

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2017 Annual Conference

FMSEA on the First Coast: Shining Light on Ocean Literacy

May 4 – May 7, 2017
St. Augustine, FL

Conference registration is now open!


Early ​Bird ​Deadline: ​ ​Friday, ​March ​31
Standard ​Online ​Registration ​Deadline: ​ ​Friday, ​April ​14

On-site ​registration ​will ​be ​available ​at ​the ​Hampton ​Inn ​& ​Suites ​beginning ​Thursday, ​May ​4. ​ ​

Conference ​Registration ​& ​Yearly ​FMSEA ​Membership
Early ​Bird ​(Before ​April ​1) ​- ​$165
Standard ​(April ​1 ​to ​April ​14) ​- ​$190
On-Site ​(Beginning ​May ​4) ​- ​$200

Conference ​Registration ​& ​Lifetime ​FMSEA ​Membership
Early ​Bird ​(Before ​April ​1) ​- ​$280
Standard ​(April ​1 ​to ​April ​14) ​- ​$290
On-Site ​(Beginning ​May ​4) ​- ​$340

Conference ​Registration ​for ​Lifetime ​Members
Early ​Bird ​(Before ​April ​1) ​- ​$140
Standard ​(April ​1 ​to ​April ​14) ​- ​$150
On-Site ​(Beginning ​May ​4) ​- ​$200

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the First Coast for #FMSEA17!

Hotel Information – Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano Beach

Relax in a stylish guest room at our St. Augustine, FL hotel and find all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Stretch out in one of our spacious Vilano Beach suites, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep in our Clean and Fresh Hampton bed®. Experience great value with unexpected delights such as free high-speed internet access, Hampton’s free hot breakfast, fully-equipped business center and meeting room. Stay fit in our modern fitness center, and relax in the sparkling outdoor pool and hot tub at our hotel in St. Augustine, FL.

About The Hotel

  • Stay on beautiful Vilano Beach, minutes from St. Augustine attractions and Historic District
  • Relax in our spacious Vilano Beach suites, outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • In-room microwaves and mini-fridges, for your convenience
  • 100% Hampton Guarantee: If you’re not 100% happy, we don’t expect you to pay
  • Rooms & Suites

Included in Every Stay

  • Hampton’s free hot breakfast
  • Clean and fresh Hampton bed ®
  • Free high-speed internet access in every room
  • Gym/fitness center use
Special FMSEA Conference Rate: $164 a night!

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Call for Presenters
FMSEA invites you to propose a session at our 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – ST. AUGUSTINE
May 4 – 7, 2017

Topics on ocean literacy, marine & ocean conservation, new & innovative marine science content, research, activities, and curriculum are encouraged.  All concurrent sessions will be Saturday, May 6th.

Please complete and submit the Call for Presenters form by using the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/mf0OkEmhC2ZJ4DBF2

Deadline for proposal submission is 5:00PM March 15, 2017.  Notification of accepted proposals will be sent during the following week of March.

Questions?  Contact:

Earnie Olsen
Marine Science Station
12646 West Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL  34429
(352) 795-4393

Do you know someone who’s doing amazing work in marine science education? Nominate them for an Award.

Do you want to become more involved with FMSEA? Join the FMSEA Board of Directors!