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 – 9:00 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!
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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