On April 1, 2020, Dr. Grubbs partnered with Sharks4Kids, an organization geared at providing students worldwide the opportunities to study sharks through a wide range of diverse education materials, to host a live webinar on "Deep Sea Sharks of the Twilight Zone." During its live stream, Dr. Grubbs had a record-breaking 726 viewers, from Singapore to Florida to the Bahamas! Fear not, if you missed the live stream, you can still watch the recording HERE. Be sure to catch all the other upcoming Sharks4Kids webinars -- click below for more!
Outreach and Education
Community Engagement plays a key role in increasing our connection to the natural world. An important goal is to help people of all ages and all walks of life understand, appreciate, and support scientific endeavors.
Vehicles for discussing critically important and current marine-related topics include our lecture series, workshops that explore the connections between art and science, and special events like the Biennial Open House and the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta.
Our Citizen Science Programs are also an important part of the FSUCML vision to engage the public in science and nature while protecting the rich biodiversity surrounding the lab. We developed these programs with the idea that they would be both fun and educational for volunteers and useful to FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory scientists and staff. Please read about our active and upcoming projects below.
We also offer short non-credit nature workshops like the Edge of the Sea for all ages and let you know about credit courses that are taught by our faculty, typically for upper level undergraduates and beginning graduate students.
Conservation Lecture Series
Our Conservation Lecture Series helps FSUCML reach out to the community to enhance global coastal & marine literacy in Florida.
Check out the latest research and outreach highlights from the faculty, post docs, grad students, and undergraduate students of FSUCML.
Special Events are open to the public and occur every other year -- the ever popular Open House and Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta (April 18, 2020). Learn more here.
Our Coastal Nature Workshop Series provides participants of all ages with exciting opportunities to learn while having fun in a relaxed and biologically diverse setting.