June 2012

I hope this update finds you energized after the FMSEA Annual Conference and ready to kick off the summer! Read on to see what’s happening in our region and around the state. Please contact me if you have any questions or event updates. Have a great day!

~ Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski, Southwest Regional Director

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With the FMSEA conference approaching this weekend I am putting out the final call for nominations to the FMSEA board.
The positions up for nominations this year include:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Membership Secretary
  • Regional Directors for Panhandle, West Central, and North.

Serving on the FMSEA board is a wonderful way to become more involved in our organization. Self nominations are welcomed! Nominations will close at 5pm today!

Remember, onsite registration is available!

Registration Times and Locations:

  • Thursday, May 17 evening from 5 PM – 6PM and then from 7:45 PM to 9 PM at the Hilton Bayfront Lobby
  • Friday, May 18, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Hilton Bayfront Lobby
  • Saturday, May 19, from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM at USF St. Petersburg, Harbor Hall, Gallery Room
  • 10 AM to 12 PM at Davis 130

Come on Thursday night and join us at 5:30 PM for our President’s Circle Sci Cafe, sponsored by Florida COSEE and the Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, Coral Reefs: The Real Thing (Inspiration) and the art. The program will take place at the Hanger Restaurant and Flight Lounge across the street from the conference hotel; if you didn’t get the RSVP email for the Sci Cafe click this link to reserve seating

Hope to see many of you this weekend!

Coral Reefs: The Real Thing (Inspiration) And The Art

by Editor 2012/05/14 Conference Committee Updates

Coral reefs are often called “the rainforests of the sea” because of the diversity found in their created habitats. Join us for an artistic look at inspiration (the real thing, a coral reef) and the art that results at our May 17 SciCafé in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Donate to the Silent Auction

by Brandon 2012/05/05 Conference Committee Updates

I am in charge of the FMSEA silent auction this year, which raises money for scholarships to attend our annual conference or other enrichment experiences throughout the year. Even if you can’t make the conference you can still contribute to it. If you would like to donate to the auction or know of an organization that might want to […]

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Nominations for FMSEA Awards and BoD

by Jaclyn 2012/04/23 Captain's Log (President)

Please remember we are still accepting nominations for the John Beakley Educator of the Year and FMSEA Service Award. These will be given at the 2012 annual FMSEA conference next month. Deadlines for nominations are May 7. I am also still accepting nominations (and yes self nominations are encouraged) for the FMSEA board of directors. […]

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NMEA Chapter Report – Spring 2012

by Mellie 2012/01/14 NMEA News

The latest issue of the NMEA newsletter is now online (Volume 28, Issue 1 Spring 2012). Here’s the chapter report from FMSEA: The Florida Marine Science Educators Association’s (FMSEA) theme “Going Coastal” will be “played out” on the campuses of the University of South Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in St. […]

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