Thursday, October 17

  • 2:30 - 5:30 pm ---  REEF Marine Conservation Programming --- REEF Interpretive Center, 98300 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo

       2:30  Lionfish Collecting and Handling Workshop, taught by Alli Candelmo, Ph.D.
       3:30  Tropical Western Atlantic Fish ID for Beginner Surveyors, taught by Janna Nichols
       4:30  Tropical Western Atlantic Fish ID for Intermediate/Advanced Surveyors, taught by Amy Lee

  • 6:30 pm ---  Welcome Sunset Social --- Murray Nelson Government Center, 102500 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm --- Evening Introduction and Opening Seminar --- Murray Nelson Government Center

       The Future for Sea Turtles on a Warming Planet, Selina Heppell, Ph.D., Oregon State University

Friday, October 18

  • Morning Activities --- Dive for the Fishes --- Join select dive and snorkel operators or go on a Kayak Eco-Tour
  • 2:30 - 5:30 pm --- Seminars with Renowned Ocean Experts --- Murray Nelson Government Center

       2:30  Fishwatchers’ Notebook: Stories and images of great finds and fun adventures, Jeff Haines and Carol Cox, Underwater Photographers
       3:30  The Power of Citizen Science, Ben Holt, Ph.D., Director of The Rock Pool Project
       4:30  Reef Fish Behavior, 2nd Edition: Twenty joy-filled years in the making, Ned and Anna DeLoach, REEF Trustees and Renowned Ocean Storytellers

  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm --- Open House --- REEF Headquarters, 98300 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo
    ***Book Signing with Ned and Anna DeLoach - Reef Fish Behavior - Florida Caribbean Bahamas 2nd Edition available for sale!

Saturday, October 19

  • Morning Activities --- Dive for the Fishes --- Join select dive and snorkel operators or go on a Kayak Eco-Tour
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm --- Book Signing with Ned and Anna DeLoach - Reef Fish Behavior - Florida Caribbean Bahamas 2nd Edition for sale! --- Murray Nelson Government Center
  • 2:30 - 5:30 pm --- Seminars with Renowned Ocean Experts --- Murray Nelson Government Center

       2:30  Blooms of Blue-green Algae in South Florida: Ecological causes and human health consequences, Larry Brand, Ph.D., University of Miami
       3:30  Lionfish and Nassau Grouper: A tale of two fish and how stakeholder collaboration leads to conservation success, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Ph.D., and Alli Candelmo, Ph.D., REEF Director of Science and Invasive Species Program Manager
       4:30  Marine Heatwaves: What 5,000 citizen scientists can tell us about 85,000 beached birds, Julia Parrish, Ph.D., University of Washington and Executive Director of COASST

  • 6:30 - 10:00 pm --- For the Love of the Sea Banquet --- 103674 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo *Tickets Required*

Sunday, October 20


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