Mark your calendar for REEF Fest, coming up on October 13-16, 2022 in Key Largo, Florida. REEF Fest is an annual celebration of marine conservation, featuring free ocean-themed seminars, eco-excursions, social events, and more. REEF Fest registration is now open, and we hope you can join us! You can register for REEF Fest 2022 here. We have a spectacular lineup of seminar speakers joining us for REEF Fest 2022, including:
• Dr. Chris Stallings, Associate Professor, University of South Florida, who will discuss the history and significance of Goliath Grouper in Florida,
• Dr. Andrea Grover, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, who will share how citizen science can support climate resilience,
• Dr. Ben Titus, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama and Senior Marine Scientist, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, who will explain how clownfish-sea anemone symbiosis and citzien science are connected, and
• Dr. Richard Smith, Underwater Photographer, Author, and Marine Conservationist, who will share a richly-illustrated talk highlighting small and cryptic (yet stunning) coral reef inhabitants like pygmy seahorses.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to get on the water and explore the amazing marine habitats of the Florida Keys by snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. Check out our eco-excursion partners here. One of our favorite parts of REEF Fest is reconnecting with friends during the social events each evening. We're looking forward to the annual REEF Campus Open House, mingling between seminars at the REEF Fest Happy Hour Social, and enjoying food and drink plus a stunning sunset over Florida Bay at For the Love of the Sea. You can view more details about the REEF Fest socials here.
Visit www.REEF.org/REEFfest for registration and to see the full event schedule and details. We hope to see you in Key Largo this fall!