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FMSEA2012 Conference Program

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Florida Marine Science Educators Association
2012 Annual Conference
May 17- 20, 2012
University of South Florida St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg, Florida
2012 Conference ScheduleThursday, May 17
4:00 -4:45 PM Conference Committee Meeting -
Hilton Lobby 
 5:00 PM 6:00 PM Registration Open -
Hilton Lobby 
 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM FMSEA President’s Circle Event-Sci Café -
The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge,Albert Whitted Airport 
7:45 PM 9:00 PM Registration Open -
Hilton Lobby 
Friday, May 18
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open – 
Hilton Lobby 
 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Full and half day field trips – check conference board for carpooling4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibitors set up – 
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 6:15 PM 7:30 PM Social with appetizers -
Harbor Hall 
 7:45 PM Conference Opening and Welcome -
Harbor Hall 
 8:00 PM Opening Keynote Speaker: Pierre-Yves Cousteau – 
Harbor Hall Gallery Room 
 9:00 PM Return to Hilton
Saturday, May 19
Opening & concurrent sessions are on the USF St Petersburg Campus 
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Exhibitor set up – 
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 7:45 AM 8:30 AM Registration Open– 
Harbor Hall Gallery Room 
 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Session & Gulf Research Initiative Panel -
Harbor Hall 
 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Registration Open – 
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 8:00 AM 4:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open – 
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 10 :00 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent session 1 & 2 -
Science and Technology Building 
 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Box Lunch and Regional Meetings – pick up lunches in
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 1:00 PM 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall – 
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 1:40 PM 2:30 PM Concurrent Session 3 -
Science and Technology Building 
 2:30 PM 3:00 PM Cookie Break in Exhibit Hall -
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 3:10 PM 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 4 & 5 -
Science and Technology Building 
 4:30 PM Deadline to submit election ballotsExhibit Hall Breakdown6:00 PM 7:00 PM Silent Auction and Social – 
The Pier Aquarium 
 7:15 PM 8:30 PM Banquet -
Johnny Reno’s at The Pier 
 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM Annual Meeting & Closing Keynote: Ellen Prager, PhD -
Third Floor of The Pier 
 10:00 PM—Late Dancing -
Johnny Reno’s at The Pier 
Sunday, May 20 Meetings are in Science and Technology building unless noted
8:30 AM 9:30 AM FMSEA/FWC Collecting Certification Facilitators Meeting – 
Science and Technology,Room 123 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Committee Meetings -
Davis Hall, Room 130 
 9:45 AM -12:00 PM Board Meeting -
Science and Technology Building, Room 123 
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Page 2 FMSEA Annual Conference
 FMSEA 2012: Going Coastal
Welcome to Sunny St. Petersburg, Florida!As the Florida Marine Science Educators Association celebrates its 44
yearanniversary, we are thrilled that you are here to focus on coastal science andissues that impact Florida! Through inspiration and dedication, FMSEA educators strive to impactthe next generation of scientists, activists, and caring citizens. This conference is the perfect op-portunity for you to share your excitement about marine science with others who share your pas-sion for the natural world. Conference sites include the beautiful University of South Florida St.Petersburg campus, our host hotel, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, the kick off President’s Circleevent at the Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, and the iconic St. Petersburg Pier, where wewill vie for auction items at the Pier Aquarium and enjoy our closing banquet at Johnny Reno’s.
Important Conference Information
Full registration includes FMSEA t-shirt, special conference items, Friday Evening Social, all Sat-urday sessions, Saturday lunch, and evening dinner. Additional tickets for guests can also be pur-chased for both the Friday Social and Saturday dinner. See the registration table for costs, details,and availability of tickets.Your
name badge
is required for entry into concurrent sessions, exhibit areas and other confer-ence-related activities. Please wear it at all conference events.
Election ballots
are included in each registration packet. Please be sure to turn your ballot in by 4:30 PM on Saturday. Election results will be announced at the banquet on Saturday evening.
Auction Items
may be dropped off at the Registration Table at the Hilton on Friday or at DavisHall 130 on Saturday. If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to submit a donation formwith your auction item(s). All items must be received by noon on Saturday.
Event tickets
that were purchased for additional guests will be issued with registration badges. Tickets will be required for the Friday Social and Saturday Banquet.
? FMSEA Board Members, Conference Committee Members and Conference Volunteersare wearing ribbons on their nametags. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the con-ference, please don’t hesitate to ask! The Florida Marine Science Educators Association (FMSEA) is a chapter of the National MarineEducators Association (NMEA) and provides a network for marine educators working together tocoordinate and expand marine education, communication and interaction. Join the conversation!FMSEA has started to implement a greener communication strategy. The listserv has been goingstrong for almost five years, and a new Online Media Strategy is starting to roll out. Connect with your fellow members through Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. All links can be found on our newweb site! New for this year, each member will receive a journal that will include a recap of this year’s events and the conference. Presentation abstracts will also be included in the journal. Inaddition, FMSEA sponsors an annual Student Project Award for middle and high school studentsand offers scholarships to teachers to help them continue their professional development. In con- junction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FMSEA hosts Marine/Aquatic Collecting Certification Workshops throughout the state. Visit FMSEA online atwww.fmsea.org.
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