The Conservation Challenge is a fun way to get involved in marine conservation and citizen science. You can earn collectible stickers by participating in various REEF programs and events! There are some great opportunities coming up this fall to earn different Conservation Challenge stickers, including:

  • Invasive Species Program: Attend the Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival on Sept. 7-10, or participate in a Lionfish Collecting & Handling Workshop to earn this sticker!
  • Discover the Sea Photo Contest: Submit a photo or vote for your favorite photo in this year's contest. Submissions open on Sept. 1, so stay tuned for more information.
  • REEF Fest: Join us at REEF Fest on Oct 19-22 to celebrate marine conservation. The weekend includes diving, snorkeling, kayaking, free ocean seminars, socials, and more.
  • REEF Campus: Did you know that the REEF Campus includes the one of the oldest buildings in the Upper Florida Keys? Come visit the historic REEF Campus, explore the Native Plants Trail, learn more about our programs - and earn a special Conservation Challenge sticker!

Check out the rest of this e-News issue for more details about upcoming REEF events, and to learn more about the Conservation Challenge, visit