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FSUCML Open House

Celebrating 75 Years of Coastal Marine Science
April 20, 2024 10AM - 3PM

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FSUCML's Open House 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.

Our Open House celebrates FSU’s scientists and their graduate students by providing an opportunity to showcase scientific knowledge of the land and sea. Research labs, public agencies, and community organizations will present their work, and great food will be available from local food trucks.        

Throughout the day you can:

  • Check out the Shark Jaw Display
  • Discover everything you want to know about Deep Sea Corals
  • Hunt for hints about protecting our oceans and coastline in the Scavenger Hunt
  • Try picking up goodies with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Bid on items in the silent auction
  • Eat delicious food and treats from local vendors

Gather your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, and take a beautiful drive down to the coast for a FREE 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!

This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. This year we are also having a silent auction and we are looking for donated auction items. If you are interested in a sponsorship or donating something for the silent auction, please contact Jared Fuqua at (850) 645-3496 or

For more information about the 2024 Open House, please contact us at (850-645-3474).

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Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 11:51 AM