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When
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Address
FSU Coastal & Marine Lab, 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St. Teresa, FL 32358

Phone Number
(850) 697-4120

Website
www.marinelab.fsu.edu/outreach/openhouse/

Email
fsucml@fsu.edu

2019 Open House

Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science to Society

10 am - 3 pm

This year's event highlights the importance of improving human awareness of the tight linkages between healthy ecosystems and healthy societies.

Think of our local habitats -- seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, saltmarshes, and other wetlands that protect their inhabitants, retain sediments and dampen storm surge, filter the air and water of pollutants, and fix carbon, thereby helping to curtail carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere while capturing nutrients for plant growth. These highly productive, vulnerable systems are responsible for this entire suite of services operating beneath our very noses.

Active engagement in protecting our oceans and coastlines is something we all can do. We celebrate that ability and our scientific knowledge of the sea in our 2019 Open House, “Coastal Literacy - connecting Marine Science and Society”. 

 Learn - See - Explore

Did you know that the sawfish is the only native marine fish on the U.S. endangered species list? Do you know the best way to clean up an oil spill? Have you ever raced a snail, climbed through a turtle excluder device, or seen how a blue crab molts? You will see and learn about these things at the FSUCML Open House.

You can also:

 ·         Tour the R/V Apalachee, our 65-ft research vessel

 ·         Check out the Shark Jaw Display

 ·         Discover everything you want to know about Deep Sea Corals

 ·         Chat with scientists about grouper habitat and conservation

 ·         Hunt for hints about protecting our oceans and coastline in the Scavenger Hunt

 ·         Try picking up goodies with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Gather your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and associates, and take a beautiful drive down to the coast for a day of fun! From tiny tots to the most mature adults and those of us who never quite grew up -- there will be something to educate, fascinate and entertain everyone! Can't wait to see you again!

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