FSUCML Open House
April 22, 2017

Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science to Society

2017 FSUCML Open House highlighted the importance of improving human awareness of the tight linkages between healthy ecosystems and healthy societies.  Think of our local habitats -- seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, saltmarshes, and other wetlands that protect their inhabitants, retain sediments and dampen storm surge, filter the air and water of pollutants, and fix carbon, thereby helping to curtail carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere while capturing nutrients for plant growth. These highly productive, vulnerable systems are responsible for this entire suite of services operating beneath our very noses.  Open House celebrated that ability and our scientific knowledge of the sea by promoting coastal Literacy - connecting Marine Science and Society.

Thanks to sponsors: Air Con of Wakulla, Bay Leaf Market,  Brown's Refrigeration, Coastal Water Systems, Eli Roberts & sons and Franklin County Tourism

Thanks to our Display Partners:  Alligator Point Sea Turtle Patrol, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Audubon Florida, DEP-Beaches, Inlet & Ports Program, Central Panhandle Aquatic Preserves, FWC - gopher Tortoise Program and Marines Fisheries, Gulf Specimen Marine lab and FSU-Science Teaching Program-Saturday-At- The Sea. 

Special thank you to all the volunteers who we would not be able to hold this event without their help. 

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For more information about the 2019 Open House, please contact us at fsucml@fsu.edu (850-697-4120).

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Last Updated: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:02 PM