FSUCML Open House
April 30, 2022

Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science and Society

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. Also, several state and local environmental organizations will be on hand with educational booths.                      

Throughout the day you can:

  • 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
  • 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

Gather your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and associates, and take a beautiful drive down to the coast for a day of fun! There will be great food available. 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 with 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 Rachel Walsh at 850-645-4855 or rlwalsh@fsu.edu.

For more information about the 2022 Open House, please contact us at fsucml@fsu.edu (850-645-3474).

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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 5:37 PM