Greetings FMSEA Southwest Region!
I hope this update finds you recharged and ready to take on another school year! Read on for information about events in our region and be sure to check out the details of our SW Regional Member Contest. Please contact me if you have any questions or event updates. Have a great 2012-2013 school year!
~ Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski, Southwest Regional Director
Art Exhibition: Wonders of the Sea & Resident Spirits
Now through September 28, 2012
Location: The Art Center, 707 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Wonders of the Sea: This exhibition includes pieces that address the growing ecological concerns of ocean life. By mixing scientific research with intriguing aesthetics, the exhibition delivers poignant messages to the viewer about our local marine life.
Resident Spirits: In this exhibition, twenty-seven photographs will be featured, showcasing many of the splendid and awe-inspiring creatures of Earth’s oceans. From expansive fish schools to elusive turtles and whales, each image captures its subject with a breathtaking beauty and sometimes haunting essence.
How Do We Explore? Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Location: University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Pete, FL
Contact Teresa Greely for information:
E-mail or call 727-552-2281.
Deadline: September 28, 2012
Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Location: Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit was created to provide youth participants the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about the current threats facing marine ecosystems, both locally and globally. The annual event encourages youth to work with their peers to develop action plans for their own conservation projects. In 2011, YOCS attracted more than 150 participants. Join us on November 3, 2012 at Mote Marine Laboratory to see how these amazing students have put their conservation plans into action.
For more information, please contact Sean Russell.
Other Events Around the Region
think + drink (science) Café @ South Florida Museum
2012 International Coastal Cleanup
Saturday, September 15, 2012
8am – 12pm
Join your friends and neighbors as we help Keep Sarasota County Beautiful!
National Estuaries Day Celebration @ Rookery Bay Reserve
Florida Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference
Aquatic Species Collection Workshop @ Mote Marine Laboratory
Splash! School Grants
The Splash! school grant program provides teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources issues.
Up to $3,000 per school.
Deadline: September 7, 2012