Florida Coral Reef Webinar Series April 2022

In honor of Earth Month 2022, the Coral Reef Conservation Program invites you to participate in educational webinars about the wonders of our underwater national treasure: Florida’s Coral Reef. See the flyer for the 2022 Florida’s Coral Reef Webinar Series. 2022 Florida’s Coral Reef Webinar Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday April 5, 2022 Marine Invertebrate Identification (Part 1) Register April … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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: … Read more

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, … Read more