West Central

Rhizophora_mangleJoin us for a day on the water and in the classroom! FMSEA member? Bring a friend to check out or organization! Not a member? Come find out what you’re missing!

Join us for a West Central Regional Outing and Aquatic Species Collection workshop! The morning outing will include the a kayak mangrove tour and an aquatic species collection workshop at the Tampa Bay Watch facility. Lunch will be provided to participants who attend the regional outing component! Click the link below to register for both events!

December 14, 2013

Tampa Bay Watch
3000 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715

9:30- 12:00- Regional Outing – Mangrove kayak tour
12:00 – 1:00-  Lunch
1:00- 3:30- Aquatic Collection workshop

$25 for Collection Workshop.
Kayaking and lunch provided by FMSEA.

Register for the outing, or the outing and collecting workshop  here: http://bit.ly/17JfiLk.

Register for the collecting workshop ONLY here: http://bit.ly/1aAlTYE.

Questions? Feel free to contact me at rd-westcentral (at) fmsea.org.

Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop

Date: 12/14/13
Start time: 1:00 am
End time: 3:00 pm

Facility name: Tampa Bay Watch
Address: 3000 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Contact: Jenna Cummings
Phone Number: (727) 521-5922
Email: rd-westcentral @ fmsea.org

Register for the workshop

The workshop cost is $25.00. Make checks out to FMSEA. Preregister with name, address, email, phone number, and organization.

West Central Regional Outing and Collection Certification Workshop

  • 9:30-12:00 – Regional Outing, Mangrove kayak tour
  • 12:00-1:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 – Aquatic Collection workshop

Register for the outing

INMEA President-elect Howard Rutherfordn case you missed the announcement (or don’t subscribe to scuttlebutt), FMSEA’s very own Howard Rutherford (former West Central Regional Director, former FMSEA President) was just elected president-elect of our national organization, National Marine Educators Association. Given his tremendous leadership in FMSEA and at his home institution (Pier Aquarium/Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center & Aquarium), he is sure to do Florida proud! This is just one more example of FMSEA’s role as a leader among the national chapters. Congratulations, Howard!

If you haven’t already registered for the national conference, it’s not too late! Visit the conference website to NMEA 2013 Conference Logoregister today! The planning committee has been working hard to provide a great schedule of events and attendees won’t be disappointed! If you DO plan on attending, please let me know so we have an idea of who will be there so we can all coordinate our outfits.

Many thanks to those who have responded about donations for the Chapter Basket! I must receive all donations by July 18th to have them at the conference. If you’d like to make a donation but aren’t able to get it to me by then, please send a full description, the retail value and an artistic rendering of the item in the medium of your choice by July 18th and we can make arrangements to ship it to the winning bidder of the basket. If you’re planning on bringing the item with you to Mobile, please still let me know ahead of time so we can taunt the other chapters.

Twitter headerFinally, if you aren’t able to be in Mobile for #nmea13, you can still participate through social media! Just as we did at #fmsea13, folks at the national conference will be tagging tweets, facebook updates, instagram pics, G+ posts and more with the official conference hashtag – #nmea13. You can use that hashtag to view all the related posts and keep track of what’s going on, but you can ALSO be part of the action yourself by sending questions/comments using the hashtag. The social media crew for NMEA will be monitoring and responding to posts on twitter and facebook and we want to hear from you! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about but want to get involved, just shoot me a message offline and I’ll make sure you’re all set!

I hope everyone is having a great summer and I hope to see many of you in Mobile!

Collections Workshop—St Petersburg—6-22-2013

by Kathy 2013/05/30 The Dip Net (Aquatic Species Collections Workshop)

WHAT Aquatic Species Collecting Workshop WHEN Date: 6/22/2013 Start time 1:30 pm End time 3:30 pm WHERE Facility name: Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center Address: 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702 DESCRIPTION Contact: Heather Segura Phone Number: 813-273-4186 Email: hsegura@flaquarium.org REGISTRATION NEW To register for this program, visit our new […]

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