FSUCML Open House
October 16, 2021
Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science and Society
FSUCML Open House highlights the importance of improving human awareness of the connection between resilient, healthy coastal 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. FSUCML Open House celebrates our scientific knowledge of the sea by promoting Coastal Literacy - connecting Marine Science and Society.
Learn - See - Explore
Do you know what causes Red tide? Have you ever seen a baby scallop? Are plants are carnivorous? Did you know that the sawfish is the only native marine fish on the U.S. endangered species list? 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
- 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 for purchase from a local coastal restaurant. 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 Durene Gilbert at 850-697-4095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the 2021 Open House, please contact us at email@example.com (850-697-4120).