Hello FMSEA members! Here is your regional update for the West Central Region.

We had a fantastic multi-regional outing at the Marine Science Station in Crystal River on September 13.  We snorkeled in the Gulf and in the springs of Crystal River. Thanks for all of you who came! We are planning to make this an annual outing! We even got some new members that day.
Upcoming events:

October 7 & 8, 2014 – for more information go to: http://www.stpetescifest.org/
Aquatic Species Collection Workshop at the Florida Aquarium
Saturday October 11 from 9:30-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
701 Channelside Drive Tampa , Florida 33602 813-273-4000

To register sign up here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1609961

November 3-9, 2014 – for more information go to: http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org


Saturday, November 15, 2014
Come out for a certified 5k or 1 mile fun run at Walsingham Park to SAVE sharks!

Challenged by the worldwide decline in sharks over the past decades and inspired by all the great conservation efforts to save them we wanted to create an event where runners could support our efforts to save sharks.  Tiburon means shark in Spanish and the TibuRUN will be the perfect event to show your support for sharks in Florida.  Sharks are integral part of the marine ecosystem.  Without them this ecosystem will collapse in unpredictable ways.  Show your support for sharks by sponsoring this event.  Proceeds will benefit Shark Angels, Inc and the Canterbury School of Florida Marine Studies program.
To register click here:

As always PLEASE keep me updated with any events going on that I can promote. I hope all the teachers out there are having a good school year and I hope everyone else is well!


Jaclyn A. Gerakios, M.S.

Sarasota – Aquatic Species Collection Workshop

Sat Nov 01 2014 09:00:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL

Jason Robertshaw


Participants may participate in an optional field sampling after the workshop. Also note, the Sarasota Waterfestival (http://sarasotabaywaterfestival.com) will be held the same day at the end of Ken Thompson Park until 4pm with free music and water-related activities and organizations on display.

For general information, check out fmsea.org/ascw

Facilitator: Jason Robertshaw
Co-facilitator: Carol Leonard

Sat Oct 18 2014 08:30:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

FIU Aquarius Reef Base
85932 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL

Dawn Miller-Walker
954-680-7977 (office) 954-257-2872 (cell)


Maximum of 15 participants allowed due to space.

Dania Beach – Aquatic Species Collection Workshop – 9/18/14

by Kathy 2014/09/05 The Dip Net (Aquatic Species Collections Workshop)

DATE OF WORKSHOP Thu Sep 18 2014 08:30:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) VENUE John U Lloyd Beach State Park 6503 N Ocean Dr. Dania Beach, FL FACILITATOR Dawn Miller-Walker dwalker@scienceeye.com 954-257-2872 REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.regonline.com/John_Lloyd_1616078 NOTES: The workshop will be at the Jetty Pavilion at the very end of the park on the right side. There is a […]

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September 2014 East Central Regional Update

by Brandon 2014/09/03 East Central

I hope the start of the school year has been going well for everyone. We have a lot of opportunities for this month including one I’ve been personally involved in and can’t recommend more; so, we’ll start with that one. Climate Training I participated over a year ago in the National Network for Ocean and […]

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Southwest Region Update–September 2014

by Jason 2014/09/02 Regional Reports

Hello FMSEA members, here is an update for the Southwest Region (Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Collier). Remember, if there are events in our region that you’d like to see promoted here, please let me know. Also, if you are having an event and would like someone from FMSEA represented there, I can help […]

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Lakeland – Aquatic Species Collection Workshop – 10/5/14

by Kathy 2014/08/27 East Central

DATE OF WORKSHOP Sun Oct 05 2014 12:00:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) VENUE Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve 4399 Winter Lake Road Lakeland, FL FACILITATOR Brandon Smith rd-eastcentral@fmsea.org 321-433-4490 REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.regonline.com/ascw-NatureDiscoveryCenter_1611268 NOTES: The class will be held in “The Workshop” building at the Nature Discovery Center. Following the classroom portion a field […]

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Tampa – Aquatic Species Collection Workshop – 10/11/14

by Kathy 2014/08/27 The Dip Net (Aquatic Species Collections Workshop)

DATE OF WORKSHOP Sat Oct 11 2014 09:30:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) VENUE Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive Tampa , FL FACILITATOR Jaclyn Gerakios rd-westcentral@fmsea.org 727-260-0799 REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.regonline.com/westcentralascw

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Crystal River – Aquatic Species Collection Workshop – 10/4/14

by Kathy 2014/08/22 The Dip Net (Aquatic Species Collections Workshop)

Crystal River – Aquatic Species Collection Workshop DATE OF WORKSHOP Sat Oct 04 2014 09:00:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) VENUE Marine Science Station – Citrus County Schools 12646 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River, FL FACILITATOR Earnie Olsen rd-north@fmsea.org (352) 795-4393 REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.regonline.com/ascw-MarineScienceStationCitrusCoSchools20141004

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August Northeast Update

by Jennie Fagan 2014/08/21 Northeast

Happy start to the new school year to all of the teachers!  This is going to be an exciting couple of years with a fantastic conference in Tampa May 1-3 followed by FMSEA hosting the the NMEA conference in 2016!   Last Saturday several of the Northeast members alongs with spouses and kids took a […]

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