November

by Veronica on 2016/11/12

in Southeast

Hello, Southeast FMSEA Members!

My name is Veronica Frehm, and I am the new Southeast Regional Director. Kerri Allen recently stepped down from the position to pursue another amazing opportunity. She will still be a part of FMSEA, but in a different district.

I am currently the Director of Education at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. The Park is located in Palm Beach County, and is the county’s only state park. We have 438 acres with four different ecosystems. I am charged with running the Education Program, which serves over 5,000 Palm Beach County students a year with 14 different grade-specific and standards-based programs. We use our Park as a living laboratory, discussing the importance of the balance of nature.

I am thrilled to be taking on this role with such an outstanding group of people. I cannot wait to meet you all and connect different resources and knowledge.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns. Kerri and the Board have been incredibly helpful in communicating my responsibilities, but I am always open to suggestions of ways we can make the Southeast Region the best it can be!

Best Fishes,
Veronica

November 2016, Southeast Regional Update:

1. It’s time for the Youth Making Ripples Film Festival Call for submissions!

If you have students (K-12) who would like to participate in this year’s film festival, please have them submit their film no later than December 5th 2016 to youthmakingripples@gmail.com. Winning films receive cash prizes and have the opportunity to participate in a Shark Tagging Research Expedition later this school year. Reminder that films must be on a marine-related topic and less than 5 minutes in length. For more information including free editing software, images, and the judging rubric visit our website: https://beneaththewaves.org/youth-programs/submit-a-youth-film

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
We are excited to see the creative films your students make this year!

Philip Gravinese and Dr. Lauren Toth
youthmakingripples@gmail.com

2. Project WILD Facilitator Training: South Region December 3. 2016
We adjusted the South Region December weekend training so it can be completed in one day!
Held at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp.
Let me know if you want to sign-up and I’ll send you an application. The deadline to register is Friday November 4, 2016.
Anita Forester
Project WILD Coordinator
2574 Seagate Drive, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Office: 850-488-4679
Cell: 850-661-0894
anita.forester@myfwc.com

3. Virtual Field Trips at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
The next John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Virtual Field Trip will be December 2, 2016 at 1:15PM. https://connect.palmbeachschools.org/r2f770bki85/ This month’s topic is “Our Fine Feathered Friends”. Watch from your classroom, home, or phone!

Each month we will provide live presentations on Natural Science topics. MacArthur Beach staff will deliver a PowerPoint presentation on the topic listed. At the end of the presentation, your class can ask questions through the chat box, and the presenters will provide the answers to the questions while still on air.

4. Newfound Harbor Marine Institute (NHMI) is now accepting registrations for our annual Marine Education Workshop.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 – SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
FRIDAY, 8 PM – SUNDAY, 5PM
Registration Fee: $250.00 TEACHERS/EDUCATORS

Registration includes two nights lodging, five meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), lectures, field trips and snorkel gear. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the Marketing Department at: 305-951-7430 or info@nhmi.org for a registration form or with any questions about the workshop.

NHMI is located on Big Pine Key, in the Lower Florida Keys, 120 miles southwest of Miami via US This Marine Education Workshop will offer the opportunity to study a variety of marine science concepts. Unique sub-tropical program sites within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary include: Soft and hard coral communities, mangrove islands, nearshore sponge and seagrass beds, and Negoniolithon Shoals.

All educators, naturalists and others with an interest in the marine environment, 21 and older, are invited to join us.

In-Service Credit: Available to participants through your county/school office.

An FWC/FMSEA Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop to earn a 3-year certification to collect aquatic species for educational purposes within the state of Florida will also be offered during the weekend.

This is a great opportunity to experience first-hand the unique approach NHMI/Seacamp uses to educate youth through a customized experiential education program,

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about any aspects of our programs.

Judy Gregoire
Director
Newfound Harbor Marine Institute
305-872-2331 ext 238

Chuck Brand
Director of Marketing
305-951-7430

5. 2017 Science without Borders® Challenge
We are very excited to announce that the theme for the 2017 Science without Borders® Challenge is “Reef SuperSpecies.” Students are encouraged to modify an existing species or create a new species that has found a way to adapt to a deadly threat facing coral reefs, and send in their illustration of this creature.

The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The Science without Borders® Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. The deadline for entry into this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge is Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

For more information about the contest, check out Rules and FAQ.
Please let me know should you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your students’ entries!

Amy Heemsoth, M.Sci.
Director of Education
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
130 Severn Ave, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 443.221.6844 ext. 205
heemsoth@lof.org
www.livingoceansfoundation.org/education

6. Seeking FMSEA 2017 Plenary Speakers
We are looking for dynamic educators and/or researchers that teach about or research areas of the Ocean Literacy Principles to participate in the opening plenary session at the upcoming FMSEA conference in May 4- 7, 2016. The theme of the conference is FMSEA On the First Coast: Shining a Light on Ocean Literacy.
If you or someone you know teaches and/or conducts research within any of the Ocean Literacy Principles and is interested in sharing their experiences and viewpoints with the FMSEA 2017 Conference attendees, then please reply to the FMSEA Presidents’ Chain (Past-President Jenna LoDico, President Jaclyn Gerakios, & President-Elect Earnie Olsen).
The Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy are:
1 The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
2 The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.
3 The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
4 The ocean made Earth habitable.
5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
7 The ocean is largely unexplored.

For more information on Ocean Literacy, go to http://oceanliteracy.wp2.coexploration.org/
Stay tuned for more information about the FMSEA 2017 Conference at http://fmsea.org/events/conferences/2017-2/

7. Hobe Sound Nature Center – Volunteer Opportunities
The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center have a variety of volunteer opportunities. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers a range of opportunities including trail maintenance, invasive exotic plant control, beach clean-up and administrative tasks. The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to environmental awareness and education. Volunteer opportunities available include becoming a museum greeter or docent, assist in the gift shop or with the daily animal care.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at (772)546-2067 or via www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com. The necessary forms can be found on our website under Volunteer Opportunities. The Nature Center is located at 13640 SE Federal Highway in Hobe Sound, 2 miles south of Bridge Road. Special group or Eagle Scout projects, and internships may also be arranged. Visit The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center to learn more about volunteering opportunities.

8. Let’s Celebrate Sisterhood at the River Center’s “Girl Scout Way” Campfire: “On the path with you are millions of other girls. You cannot see them all from where you stand. But they are there.”
The River Center will host a Girl Scout Campfire on Friday, November 18th from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. This exciting event is designed for all girls ages 5 through 18 that are Girl Scouts or want to learn more about scouting. This program helps girls to earn their “Girl Scout Way” badge. They will take part in time-honored Girl Scout traditions, sing along with campfire songs, make some delicious s’mores, and most importantly, celebrate a century of sisterhood! This Girl Scout celebration honors women and girls who change the world.

I hope that you are interested and available to come! Please let me know if you are able attend this event by contacting the River Center at (561)743-7123 or megan.harris@lrecd.org.

9. Natural Science Education Training for formal and non-formal educators at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park – Project WILD WORKSHOP – 12/23/16
Project WILD is an internationally used Environmental Education program among educators. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. The goal is to assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to result in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends. These programs take learners from “awareness” to “action”.

MacArthur Beach State Park will be offering a series of workshops utilizing the Project WILD and Project Learning Tree materials. These workshops are open to anyone looking to enhance his or her natural science programs for students. All workshops are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

12/23/16 Flying WILD and Schoolyard Wildlife
2/20/17 Project Learning Tree
3/17/17 Project WILD and Aquatic WILD
For more information, contact Veronica Frehm (Veronica@macarthurbeach.org)

10. Celebrate America Recycles Day With the SWA!
What better way to celebrate America Recycles Day than by watching your garbage get recycled into energy, protecting your identity by shredding personal documents, and safely recycling household hazardous wastes?

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SWA Education Center
6751 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach
Opportunities include:

OPEN HOUSE – Palm Beach County residents will have the opportunity to sort recyclables on the interactive touch table line in the LEED Platinum Education Center, see the 9-ton claw feed trash into the machine in Renewable Energy Facility 2, experience the complex recycling processes at the Recovered Materials Processing Facility, and be witness to how much garbage Palm Beach County residents actually throw AWAY!

FREE PAPER SHRED – As part of the community shred event, Stericycle will shred up to 6 boxes of personal documents for FREE.

RECYCLING BINS – Solid Waste Authority will be handing out blue and yellow recycling bins to those county residents who need them.

FOOD DRIVE – Participants can also drop off a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

COLORING CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY – Winners of the America Recycles Day coloring contest will have their work on display and be recognized with prizes and accolades

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF – As part of the household hazardous waste drop off, residents can safely dispose of home chemicals for proper disposal at the Home Chemical and Recycling Center, 6161 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., safeguarding our environment.

11. Every Kid in a Park Kicks Off Second Year (of 12!)
The program provides free access to public lands and waters to our nation’s fourth graders and their families. To obtain the pass, fourth grade students can visit www.everykidinapark.gov and download the paper pass to bring with them to visit more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide. Students who will be fourth graders in the upcoming school year can obtain their passes starting each September for the next 12 years. The Every Kid in a Park updated website also has new features this year, including a toolkit for community and youth leaders, an expanded field trip list, and information in Spanish.

It seems like we just finished up the national conference but would you believe its already time to think about the next FMSEA annual conference. If you haven’t heard yet we’ll be holding it in one of my favorite Florida cities, St Augustine, May 4-7. You can even reserve your hotel already at the Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano Beach just minutes away from the historical area of St. Augustine. We secured a rate of $164 a night which is a steal for a hotel right along the beach or most any area in St Augustine for that matter.

The call for presenters is also open and we would love for you to share your expertise with all our members. 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: proposals@fmsea.org

We are also looking for dynamic educators and/or researchers that teach about or research areas of the Ocean Literacy Principles to participate in the opening plenary session at the upcoming FMSEA conference on May 4- 7, 2017. The theme of the conference is FMSEA On the First Coast: Shining a Light on Ocean Literacy.

If you or someone you know teaches and/or conducts research within any of the Ocean Literacy Principles and is interested in sharing their experiences and viewpoints with the FMSEA 2017 Conference attendees, then please reply to the FMSEA Presidents’ Chain (Past-President Jenna LoDico, President Jaclyn Gerakios, & President-Elect Earnie Olsen).
The Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy are:
1 The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
2 The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.
3 The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
4 The ocean made Earth habitable.
5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
7 The ocean is largely unexplored.
For more information on Ocean Literacy, go to http://oceanliteracy.wp2.coexploration.org/
Stay tuned for more information about the FMSEA 2017 Conference at http://fmsea.org/events/conferences/2017-2/

Dune to Lagoon at BIC

Check out the great events happening at the Barrier Island Center in Melbourne Beach in November and December.
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It’s Getting Hot In Here

I’ve been involved with the following program and couldn’t recommend it more for those looking for more information and climate change and possible money to do affiliated projects at your facility.

Do you want to do more than just learn about climate change?
Join educators across the United States supporting climate resilience.
Apply NOW to join the NOAA Climate Stewards 2017 Stewardship Community.

Selected educators who meet project requirements will be eligible for:

  • Up to $2000 to support the execution of a climate stewardship action project.
  • Travel reimbursements to attend select workshops and/or national conferences – following the successful completion of a climate stewardship project.
  • Special professional development opportunities.
  • Monetary and educational resources.

Applications are being accepted until midnight November 20, 2016. 

If you are now a member of the Stewardship Community, received funding to carry out a climate stewardship action project and are interested in extending your project for the 2017/2018 academic year, or interested in conduct another or related stewardship project during the 2017/2018 academic year, you MUST reapply this year.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, go to the NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project Web Site

Questions? Contact:

Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov
Bruce.Moravchik@noaa.gov

Even if you aren’t ready to get involved in the large community you can still attend their presentations each month which the next is this Monday.

Join Us Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time for:
 
Water Water Everywhere? Will There Be Enough to Drink?
Space is Limited! Reserve Your Seat at:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 

NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project is pleased to welcome Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist at NOAA’s National Weather Service Forecast Office in Salt Lake City, Utah as our featured speaker this month. 

 

Of the climate change research found in accredited journals, 97.4% of the scientists agree our atmosphere is warming and that humans are the main cause of it. As such, it’s important to understand that in the scientific community there is no longer a discussion of this fact. The question then arises as to the magnitude of the warming we’re facing, what changes we’ll we see in the world’s weather and how those changes will affect the world’s population.

The evidence of climate change is compelling. In this lifetime we have seen sea levels rise, global temperature increased, oceans warm, ice sheets shrink, a decline of arctic sea ice, the retreat of glaciers, an increase in intense weather events, ocean acidification, and the decline of snowpacks.

In this discussion, Brian will address the predicted and observed impacts of a warming climate to water resources globally, and then regionally within the United States. In the United States we can expect areas that receive the majority of their water supply from spring snowmelt runoff to transition to a rain driven hydrology. Where areas that were once snow covered mountains, we can expect those mountains to receive rainfall during the cold season. Additionally, we’ll see a change in precipitation patterns affecting vast majorities of the population. This includes increased storm and rainfall intensity, more extensive and prolonged droughts, and a long term change in precipitation patterns.

With these changes in our future, how will we adapt? In fact, can we change the rate and magnitude of our warming? What can one person do to alter our future?

Festival Time

With the nicer weather here is is time for festivals. There is a lot of competition each weekend for festivals. You may be interest in a few ocean related festivals as well as other events listed in the Conradina Chapter of the Native Plant Societies most recent newsletter Conradina News November 2016.

Keys to Ocean Education

Though not in our region this is another experience I’ve had the pleasure of attending and I would recommend it for any educator and not just because you get to go to the keys. The information learned and experiences there are great.

Newfound Harbor Marine Institute (NHMI) is now accepting registrations for our annual Marine Education Workshop.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 – SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
FRIDAY, 8 PM – SUNDAY, 5PM
Registration Fee: $250.00 TEACHERS/EDUCATORS
Registration includes two nights lodging, five meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), lectures, field trips and snorkel gear. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis.  Please contact the Marketing Department at: 305-951-7430 or info@nhmi.org for a registration form or with any questions about the workshop.
NHMI is located on Big Pine Key, in the Lower Florida Keys, 120 miles southwest of Miami via US 1.  This Marine Education Workshop will offer the opportunity to study a variety of marine science concepts.  Unique sub-tropical program sites within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary include: Soft and hard coral communities, mangrove islands, nearshore sponge and seagrass beds, and Negoniolithon Shoals.
                                                                                                             
All educators, naturalists and others with an interest in the marine environment, 21 and older, are invited to join us.

In-Service Credit: Available to participants through your county/school office.

An FWC/FMSEA Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop to earn a 3-year certification to collect aquatic species for educational purposes within the state of Florida will also be offered during the weekend.
This is a great opportunity to experience first-hand the unique approach NHMI/Seacamp uses to educate youth through a customized experiential education program,
 
Don’t hesitate to contact them with any questions about any aspects of their programs.
Judy Gregoire
Director
Newfound Harbor Marine Institute
305-872-2331 ext 238

And the Award Goes to…

No we aren’t talking about the Oscars but you can get recognized for you contributions to conservation.

Announcing the John Denham Award for Community Engagement in Conservation

Do you know a scientist, NGO leader, or philanthropist whose actions have made or are making a lasting impact on critical conservation efforts by engaging local communities? Apply or nominate someone today for the John Denham Award!

Ecology Project International believes that lasting conservation depends on local community support and engagement, and we’re looking for incredible individuals who share this vision around the world. In addition to sharing the story of your work with our audiences, the 2016 John Denham Award winner will also receive a 5-day, 4-night stay for two at Pacuare Reserve in Costa Rica, which includes hands-on interaction with the scientists and ongoing research happening during the time of your visit.

Applications are due by NOVEMBER 30, 2016 – apply or nominate someone today: https://www.ecologyproject.org/denhamaward.

SJRWMD launches new educational grant program

 

I am excited to announce a new program at the St. Johns River Water Management District I hope our region’s teachers will consider being part of. This week we launched the Blue School Grant Program.

 

The District has a strong commitment to educating the next generation and their families about the value of water. Our staff has done this for many years through in-school and online programs. The Blue School Grant Program enhances the District’s educational outreach work. Having been involved in a similar program when I was the Executive Director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, I know such programs have been well received by our educators and the children they serve.

 

In our inaugural year, the District has budgeted up to $10,000 for this grant program, providing up to $1,000 per teacher per school to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources issues. Four grants types are available: water quality field study, water-conserving garden project, community/school awareness campaign and a freshwater resources field study program. Public and charter school teachers of grades 9 through 12 within the District’s 18-county service area are eligible to apply.

 

The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2016, and teachers receiving grants will be notified by Dec. 12. Information packets are being mailed to each high school in the District. In the meantime, I encourage our educators to learn more about this program at www.sjrwmd.com/education. Thanks in advance to each of you who plan to participate, and thanks to the District’s team who put together this opportunity. I’m thrilled we will be working even more closely with our community schools on water resource outreach!

And that’s about all for this blog. Remember if you have information or programs at your institution that you’d like to get the word out about then send them my way.

Savanna Barry became the new North Regional Director for FMSEA in August 2016. She is excited to be serving in this role and looks forward to increasing FMSEA membership in the north region. But first… a little background about Savanna.

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station faculty and Sea Grant agent Savanna Barry working in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station faculty and Sea Grant agent Savanna Barry working in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS

 

Savanna grew up on a small farm in central Virginia and discovered her interest in marine ecology during family vacations to small fishing towns along the Chesapeake Bay. After earning her B.S. in Biology from the University of Virginia, Savanna split her time between Gainesville, FL and Little Cayman Island to earn her M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences through the University of Florida. Her M.S. research focused on interactions between seagrasses and calcifying algae but she was also involved in youth education and public outreach on the island. While in Little Cayman, Savanna completed her Divemaster certification and co-organized an island-wide effort to remove invasive lionfish from local coral reefs. After completing her M.S., Savanna moved back to Gainesville full-time to continue into a Ph.D. program at the University of Florida. She did her dissertation work in the beautiful seagrass meadows of the southern Nature Coast where she investigated seagrass meadows growing under different rates of nutrient input.

Savanna Barry teaches a group of 4-H youth from Levy County about seining and marine species in Cedar Key, FL Savanna Barry teaches a group of 4-H youth from Levy County about seining and marine species in Cedar Key, FL. Photo: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS

 

Savanna began serving the Nature Coast as a Regional Specialized Agent with Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension in February 2016 and graduated with her doctorate in April 2016. She lives in Cedar Key and is stationed full time at the Nature Coast Biological Station. She conducts diverse extension programming addressing issues of sustainable recreation, coastal literacy and stewardship, and enhancing/restoring marine habitats. You can follow her work on her blog or the NCBS Facebook page. You can get in touch with her about FMSEA business at north@fmsea.org.

 

Savanna practices her dip netting along with other FMSEA members at a recent Aquatic Species Collection Workshop in Crystal River, FL. Savanna practices her dip netting along with other FMSEA members at a recent Aquatic Species Collection Workshop in Crystal River, FL.

 

Savanna contemplates a squid while diving in Little Cayman Island Savanna contemplates a squid while diving in Little Cayman Island

October

by Veronica 2016/09/30 Southeast

Live Ship-to-Shore Events with the JOIDES Resolution! Live ship-to-shore event sign-ups are now open for IODP Exp. 363 Western Pacific Warm Pool, October 6 – Dec. 8, 2016. Live events are free but fill up on a first come-first served basis. You can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrP1wutec52z6o5D73jTQRgqMJ_sb0it45YPAroCbxb-B7mA/viewform For more information, visit here: http://joidesresolution.org/node/1746  And see […]

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FMSEA Board Meeting 9/17 and 9/18

by Jaclyn 2016/09/20 Captain's Log (President)

Hello, FMSEA members! I wanted to send you a quick update on the Board of Directors meeting we had this past weekend.  The meeting was held at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, FL. We used the board meeting to introduce some new faces to the board, including our new regional directors and treasurer! Please check […]

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President 2016-2017 Introduction

by Jaclyn 2016/09/20 Captain's Log (President)

  Hello!  My name is Jaclyn and I FMSEA President for 2016-2017.  I wanted to give you all some information about me.  I have been teaching for over 5 years. I hold a Masters of Science in Environmental Education and a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology. I am certified as a Florida teacher in […]

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September

by Veronica 2016/09/07 Southeast

International Coastal Cleanup Saturday, September 17th For all start times, sites, and registration information in Palm Beach County, visit www.keeppbcbeautiful.org. See attached flyer for details. Bike Your Park Day at Jonathan Dickinson State Park Saturday, September 24th 8:30am Meet members of Club Scrub at the park’s concession for a relaxing 10 mile ride on paved […]

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Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop

by Jennie Fagan 2016/09/07 Northeast

We will be hosting an Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop at Fletcher High School on October 8 from 10-12.  If you are interested in attending you can sign up using the link below. https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1878849  

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East Central Regional Blog – September 2016

by Brandon 2016/08/31 East Central

I know you haven’t had a blog from me in a little while but between summer camps, creating a new outdoor exhibit, and planning the NMEA conference this summer has been insanely busy. So after a bit of hiatus I am back to share some great resources with you. Enjoy! Wish for a Fish Do you […]

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Back to school!

by Jennie Fagan 2016/08/29 Northeast

Welcome back to school to all of the traditional educators and to all of our nontraditional I guess you have fallen back into a nice routine now that summer camps are over and school sessions are in!  I know I can’t wait to go on my field trips to the Guana Education Center (GTM NERR)  […]

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