Mote Marine Laboratory 2017 Summer Camp in Florida Keys

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is excited to announce an expanded lineup of summer camps. Mote Summer Camp 2017 offers more opportunities for kids to learn about their local waters, from the beautiful Sarasota Bay to the Florida Keys, in a fun and engaging way. Registration is open now for summer camps from June-August. Ages […]
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Former Florida Keys Coral Shores High Students Making Impression in Film TV

Teacher Michele Thiery has seen many students pass through her video production classes over the past 19 years, beginning with her time at Key Largo School and now at Coral Shores High School. Several who have gone on to pursue careers in television or film credit her for piquing their interest in the field. Thiery, […]
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Florida Keys Summer Camps 2016

The following is a sample of some of the Florida Keys Summer Camps. Marathon sailing Summer sailing in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor will begin with the first two week session beginning June 13 – June 24.  Each session will consist of 10 three hour classes in either the morning (9am –Noon) or afternoon (1‐4pm).  Younger sailors (5‐8 […]
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Florida Keys College Adds Degrees In Tourism

Florida Keys Community College, the only post-secondary education institution based in the island chain, is adding two new associate’s degree programs, in Hospitality and Ecotourism Management and in Culinary Management. FKCC’s Goal The goal is to prepare students to work in the area’s dominant industry: tourism — and take advantage of that industry for internships and […]
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Sanctuary Reef Exhibit Comes to Islamorada

  Sanctuary Reef, a unique traveling exhibit that gives a shrimp’s eye view of an oversized coral reef, is now on display at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, through Feb. 28, 2016. This interactive display developed by Mote Marine Laboratory brings the ocean’s coral reefs and vital scientific research to life through hands-on […]
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Coral park coming to Fort Zachary Taylor

Mote Marine Laboratory is expanding its coral restoration efforts so that those who can’t make the 3 to 6 mile boat trek to the reef can see coral and the marine life it supports. Mote has partnered with the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to bring 5,500 nursery-raised […]
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Wanted: 107 Jobs for Florida Keys School District

BY Michael Quirk Key West Citizen The Monroe County School District has no shortage of open Florida Keys jobs — 107 to be exact. Whether you’re a cook, bus driver, teacher or football coach, chances are there’s an open position in your arena. The district’s executive director of human resources, Dr. Ramon Dawkins, said most […]
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Mote Marine Researcher Gets Grant to Study Corals

Mote Marine staff scientist Erinn Miller has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant of $578,681 for five years of research and education focused on threatened corals. The Faculty Early Career Development Program offers awards to support exemplary teacher-scholars through the integration of education and research. The grant will allow Muller — who earned her […]
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Florida Keys Students on the Water With Sharks

By Michael Quirk Key West Citizen Students encountering sharks has been a tagline for cheesy horror flicks over the years. It became a reality recently when Newfound Harbor Marine Institute at Seacamp and Sharks4Kids Inc. hosted six female students from Sugarloaf Middle School for its “Young Women in Marine Science” program. The two-day experience held at […]
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Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 16

State fishery managers have designated the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year to be “Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day.” On this day, through education and outreach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will encourage extra effort from the public to remove lionfish from Florida waters. Lionfish are a nonnative, invasive species that have […]
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Florida Keys Summer Camps Welcome Kids

A new summer day camp in Key Largo invites youths to make a splash. The REEF Ocean Explorers Summer Camp, based at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, will be the first youth program launched by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation. Five-day sessions for kids ages 8 to 14 years will “immerse campers into an […]
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Mote Marine Lab Expands on Summerland Key

Mote Marine Laboratory leaders announced exciting new plans for the expansion of its research facilities on Summerland Key during a special celebration of the organization’s 60th Anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Galleon Resort & Marina in Key West. The expansion is a key priority of Mote’s newly announced comprehensive campaign: Oceans of Opportunity: […]
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Learn About Manatees in Key West – Feb 13, 2015

The public is invited by the Key West Wildlife Center for a free informational presentation entitled “Manatee 101- An introduction to Manatees and FWC’s Manatee Research Program” given by Dr. Thomas Reinert, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Key West Turtle Museum, […]
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Florida Keys Community College Teaming up with Diving Museum

BY ANTHONY CAVE acave@keynoter.com Florida Keys Community College is closing in on another educational partnership, this time with the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum in Islamorada. The board of trustees considered a memorandum of understanding with the museum when it met Monday at its Middle Keys Center in Marathon. Similar to the college’s partnership […]
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