We're jumping for joy because our annual REEF Fest celebration is taking place in Key Largo on October 13-16! If you haven't yet registered, you can still make plans to join us for educational ocean presentations, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and fun evening socials. Check out all the details and register for REEF Fest at www.REEF.org/REEFfest.
Don't miss the REEF Campus Open House on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-7pm! We hope you can also join us for the free ocean seminars at Murray Nelson Government Center on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15. There are also limited spaces remaining for diving, snorkeling, and kayaking, but be sure to register as soon as possible to confirm your space. REEF Fest 2022 is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, including First Horizon Foundation, Florida Keys Brewing Company, A Moveable Feast, DAN, and Keys Weekly.
Friday, October 14
• 2:30-3:30 pm: Goliath Grouper: Tales of a giant Florida icon presented by Dr. Chris Stallings, Associate Professor, University of South Florida
• 4-5 pm: Cultivating Climate Resilience with Citizen Science presented by Dr. Andrea Grover, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
• 6:30-7:30 pm: Solving the Evolutionary Mystery of the Clownfish-Sea Anemone Symbiosis with the Help of Citizen Science presented by Dr. Ben Titus, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama and Senior Marine Scientist, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Saturday, October 15
• 2:30-3:45 pm: Wonders of the Ocean: The World Beneath presented by Dr. Richard Smith, Underwater Photographer, Author, and Marine Conservationist