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Hello West Central Regional members,

Nominations are now open for FMSEA Board of Directors! The FMSEA Board of Directors is a nominated panel of individuals who are responsible for the operational aspects of the FMSEA organization. Each year various positions become available for re-election. Board positions that are up for election at the conference:

  • President-Elect
  • Membership Secretary
  • NMEA Rep
  • Regional Directors:
    • Northeast
    • East Central
    • Southwest
    • Southeast

I encourage you to run for any of the above positions if you are interested in becoming more involved with FMSEA. Self-nominations are accepted. If you are nominating another individual, please make sure that the individual is aware and accepting of the nomination.

Please provide the following with your nomination:
• A short biography, 200 words or less.
• Statement on why you would like to be a part of the FMSEA Board of Directors.
• Nominations and biographies are due to Jenna Cummings, President Elect, by no later than Saturday, February 28, 2015
• Please email materials to president-elect@fmsea.org

Don’t forget registration is also open for our 2015 Annual Conference, which will be held in Tampa on April 30-May 3, 2015. Sign up now for the early bird rate of registration: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1646830

I would also like to schedule an Aquatic Species Collection Workshop before the conference – please email me if you are interested and what dates you are available!

Thank you!

Jaclyn

Florida Marine Science Educators Association: West Central Regional Director

FMSEA Awards

by Jenna on 2015/01/23

in Crow's Nest

Each year, FMSEA recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions towards moving the field of marine science forward, who provide outstanding marine science education and who want to share their successes with other practitioners. Award recipients are recognized and will receive their awards at the FMSEA 2015 Conference in Tampa, FL. Nominate someone today!

All Award Nominations must be received by Friday, February 27, 2015.

JOHN BEAKLEY “MARINE SCIENCE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR” AWARD

The FMSEA Outstanding Marine Educator Award began in 1986. It was renamed in 1999 in honor of John Beakley, a Marine Science Resource Teacher in Palm Beach County and one of FMSEA’s founders.

“I consider John to be the founding father of Marine Education in the State as he made numberous trips to Washington to obtain funds to develop the Jacksonville Marine Science Center, the Crystal River Marine Science Station, and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Station (no longer open). He was the major force in establishing FMSEA in 1968.”
—Pat Purcell

This Award is given to an educator who has demonstrated dedication to promoting and developing marine science in Florida. Nominees need not be members of FMSEA, but member nominations are encouraged. Self-nominations are accepted. Please ask the person you nominate to address the following categories (we encourage bullets of information as opposed to a narrative):

FMSEA SERVICE AWARD

The FMSEA Service Award began in 1993 and is given each year to a member who has exhibited dedicated service to the organization. Nominees must be FMSEA members. Self-nominations are accepted. The nomination must address the following points. Please submit bullets instead of a long narrative:

STUDENT PROJECT AWARDS- AWARD FOR JUNIOR STUDENT PROJECT

THE JOHN BOOKER AWARD FOR SENIOR STUDENT PROJECT

The purpose of the two Student Project Awards is to encourage continuing education and study of the marine environment. A $300 Cash Award will be given to both a Junior and Senior Section student whose research demonstrates outstanding environmental science research with a marine and/or aquatic science connection.

For information and submissions, contact:

Jenna Cummings  (FMSEA President-Elect) president-elect @ fmsea.org

FMSEA Scholarships

by Jenna 2015/01/23 Crow's Nest

Did you know that FMSEA awards scholarships to educators every year? Individual Scholarships will be presented to FMSEA members to attend either an environmental professional development program or a professional conference (including the FMSEA annual conference). Awards may cover registration, travel or accommodation costs. Applicants are encouraged to secure matching funds from sources other than […]

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FMSEA Elections

by Jenna 2015/01/23 Crow's Nest

FMSEA Elections Nominations are now open for FMSEA Board of Directors! The FMSEA Board of Directors is a nominated panel of individuals who are responsible for the operational aspects of the FMSEA organization. Each year various positions become available for re-election. Board positions that are up for election at the conference: President-Elect Membership Secretary NMEA […]

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East Central Regional Report January 2015 Update

by Brandon 2015/01/23 East Central

I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start. Mine seems busier than ever. I have some great announcements for you starting with the FMSEA Annual Conference. Registration is open for our 2015 FMSEA Annual Conference that will be held in Tampa on April 30 to May 3, 2015.  Early bird registration rate […]

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NMEA Submission Deadline Approaching

by Kerri 2015/01/19 Southeast

The annual National Marine Educators Association Conference will be held June 29-July 2 in Newport, Rhode Island. The deadline for session submissions is January 30th; you can find more information, as well as the Call for Presenters form and Scholarship application on the NMEA website: www.marine-ed.org. For general conference information, go to the website and […]

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Happy New Year!

by Kerri 2015/01/05 Southeast

Welcome back, everyone – I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday. If you have any events, workshops, or happenings you would like me to include on the blog, or via e-mail updates, please do not hesitate to pass along. I am working to plan an outing for early 2015, if you have any suggestions, […]

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SEAson’s Greetings and 2015 Conference Registration is here!

by Jaclyn 2014/12/21 Regional Reports

Hello West Central Members!!! I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year! I also wanted to let you all know that registration is now open for our 2015 FMSEA Annual Conference that will be held in Tampa on April 30 to May 3, 2015.  Early bird […]

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East Central Regional Update December 2014

by Brandon 2014/12/03 East Central

Not to worry I’m still here. Sorry to not have sent any notices in a while but this has been a crazy time of year as I’m sure it was for many of you. I was in charge of a festival in November and it was absorbing most of my time. But I have returned […]

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