Hello FMSEA Southeast! It was wonderful to see so many FMSEA members at our annual conference in Tampa last month. The theme “Vision of the Past, Key to the Future” was truly exemplified with the Key to our Future panel and sessions provided many innovative ideas and resources to bring back to the classroom.
For those of you who are headed to NMEA in Newport, Rhode Island later this month, give me a shout. We look forward to having a strong Florida presence at the National meeting! Meanwhile, there are many great opportunities available to us throughout our region. As always, if you have anything you would like me to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Aquatic Species Collection Workshop
June 4th, 2015 11:00am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach, Florida 33408
Click here to register
FREE Outdoor Photography Workshops for Students
Environmental Resources Management is offering free outdoor workshops for student photographers at Winding Waters Natural Area. Click here for more information, and to sign up.
Climate Change Interpretation Workshop at the Palm Beach Zoo
June 3rd, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Come to the Palm Beach Zoo for a free Climate Change Interpretation Workshop to gain valuable tools for having productive conversations with guests about Climate Change. See attached flyer for details and to register.
Run 4 The Sea at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Saturday, June 20th 7:00am
Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 4th annual Run 4 The Sea will be held in beautiful Juno Beach along the scenic Atlantic Ocean and A1A and celebrates ocean conservation and endangered sea turtles. The event features a fun one-mile run for children and a four-mile run for adults, as well as a post-race celebration with music and breakfast. For more information, and to register, click here.
Consortium for Ocean Leadership World Oceans Day Live Twitter Event
On June 8th from 1:00 p.m. EST – 5:00 p.m. EST an array of ocean experts from across the field will be available live via Twitter to answer your questions. All you have to do is add #MyOceanQ after your question, and one of the available experts will tweet you an answer. This is your time to learn more about the massive body of water that covers an astonishing 71 percent of the Earth’s surface!
Trash Talk Webinar for Educators
Ocean Today will premiere a 15-minute TRASH TALK special feature for World Ocean Day on June 8. It is specially designed to be part of your World Ocean Day festivities. In addition to the special feature video, this webinar provides fun activities that you can organize after the film! It’s a perfect event for museums, zoos, aquariums, learning centers and schools. Featuring NOAA Marine Debris Program Educational Specialist Leah Henry, this fun and informative ten minute webinar provides a quick demonstration of hands on activities you can easily offer after you show the TRASH TALK special feature for your World Ocean Day event. Each activity requires props found at home or office and is easy to prepare.
Ocean Classrooms offers FREE short course in Ocean Literacy
A short course based on the seven principles of Ocean Literacy from NOAA; this course shares important concepts about our ocean and also gives you insight into what our courses are like. You’ll find engaging storylines, professional images, narrated videos, interactives, and supporting materials.
Opportunity for Professional Development and Extended Field Experience for your Students at MacArthur Beach State Park
Wonderful opportunity for 3rd – 8th grade teachers at Title I schools within a 20 mile radius of John D. Macarthur Beach State Park
– A 5-day paid Natural Science Education Training
– Materials and equipment for your classroom
– An extended Field Experience for your students in the 2015/2016 school year
– Chartered busing from your school and back for your Field Experience
Please see the attached flyer for more information, and to register.
Indoors and Out Professional Development Workshop
Are you a teacher or other education professional excited about engaging children in science and nature? Get Wet, Wild and Dirty at the Indoors and Out Professional Development Workshop June 8-11 from 8:30AM-3:00PM daily. Travel through South Florida’s beautiful ecosystems including Pan’s Garden, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Peanut Island Coast Guard Station, and Mounts Botanical Garden as you discover amazing hands-on science activities and other strategies that will help you improve your students’ academic success while connecting them to nature. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
5-Day NSET MacBeach Training
Indoors and Out 2015
Climate Change Interpretation Workshop