Hello FMSEA Southeast! I hope this finds you all well. I just returned from a great FMSEA Board Meeting in Orlando, full of ideas and collaboration. Committee chairs are working hard to plan the 2016 National Marine Educator’s Association annual conference, which FMSEA is hosting in Orlando next summer, June 26th – July 1st. There is still lots to be done, and we can use your help! If you’re interested in volunteering, or helping out with any of our committees, please let me know! As always, if you have anything you would like me to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Beneath the Waves Film Submission
Have you been immersed in the ocean under complete darkness? Are you about to start a summer of nighttime-based field research? We want to hear your stories! Beneath the Waves is currently accepting films for a special collaboration with the “Fish at Night” conference in November 2015. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2015. Your film must meet our regular submission criteria (less than 10 minutes in length) and focus on ocean exploration or research in dark conditions. This includes work in polar environments, deep seas, or at night. If your film is accepted, it will be featured at the conference to an international audience of scientists. You will also have the opportunity to attend the conference and present your film in person. Please visit our website for more information, and contact email@example.com with specific questions.
Project Learning Tree Offering Online Professional Development Courses
For 40 years, Project Learning Tree has provided teachers and other educators with high-quality professional development in environmental education and fun activities that meet current education standards for PreK-12 students. The core of our professional development program has been, and continues to be, in-person workshops. We are pleased to announce that PLT now also offers educators online professional development opportunities that reflect current research and model best practices. Our first online workshop is for PreK-8 educators, and more are in development.
Guy Harvey Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest
Guy Harvey Magazine is holding a Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest! Send us your best sustainable seafood recipe, we’ll cook it, eat it and judge it! The First Place winner gets a Wavespin reel DH 3000z, GHM T-shirt and a free year of Guy Harvey Magazine, runner up gets a DOA Lures Kit and a free year of Guy Harvey Magazine, and the Third place prize is a GHM T-Shirt and a free year of Guy Harvey Magazine. Visit the website for more information, and to enter.
Florida Master Naturalist Program – Conservation Science
Date: October 26-28, 2015
Location: Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157
Click here for more information and to register
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Expedition
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research just launched the Web page for the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Expedition – Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters Off Hawaii 2015 on its Ocean Explorer website. This Expedition posting hosts a mission plan, background essays, an Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Module that includes an expedition purpose, standards-based lessons, interactive multimedia activities for students, career connections and much more! Educators, students and the general public will also be able to follow along and watch this expedition unfold in real-time via the internet.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Opens Go Blue Awards Nominations
The Seventh Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon, featuring Joel Sartore as special guest & keynote speaker, will recognize businesses, non-profits and individuals who have promoted, implemented, or contributed to a “Blue” lifestyle of marine conservation. Awards will be given to those who are leading the way in raising awareness and have made significant contributions to improve and protect our oceans, beaches and wildlife.
Please consider nominating a deserving individual, business or non-profit who are making significant efforts to preserve our precious oceans and marine life. A nomination form is attached; please see the website
for more information; all nominations are due by August 25th.
REEF Fest 2015
September 24-27, 2015, Key Largo, Florida
Join REEF in celebrating marine conservation success with diving, seminars, and parties! Festivities begin Thursday with afternoon seminars and then a welcome party at the Caribbean Club. Friday and Saturday are full days, with diving in the mornings, seminars in the afternoons, and social events in the evenings (Friday Open House at REEFHQ and Saturday Celebration Dinner Party). The fun wraps up on Sunday with more organized dives. All REEF Fest events are open to the public; complete details on the schedule, including the lineup of seminars, diving opportunities, and social gatherings, as well as travel logistics and hotel arrangements, are available online here.
Expedition 356: Indonesian Throughflow Live Video Broadcast
Come join the JOIDES Resolution July 31-September 30, 2015 as we explore to better understand climate change and the development of the Australian monsoon off the west coast of Australia. Our education program will focus on this exploration, the very nature and process of science, and careers.
Since March 2009, live ship-to-shore conferences from the JOIDES Resolution have inspired thousands of students, teachers, and museum visitors. Our live video events lift science out of the textbooks and allow students to learn about cutting edge research and careers by talking directly to scientists, technicians, and crew as they live and work aboard the vessel. Requests for interactive, 30-45-minute Zoom interactions are handled on a first come, first served basis. Educators can sign up for live, free ship-to-shore interactions with Expedition 356 here.
Go Blue Nominations