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.
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
DATE OF WORKSHOP
Sat Nov 01 2014 09:00:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
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
DATE OF WORKSHOP
Sat Oct 18 2014 08:30:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)
FIU Aquarius Reef Base
85932 Overseas Hwy
954-680-7977 (office) 954-257-2872 (cell)
Maximum of 15 participants allowed due to space.