REEF Fest 2019 October 17-20 Key Largo

REEF Fest 2019 October 17-20 Key Largo

REEF Fest 2019 registration is now available! Book diving and snorkeling, register for events, and purchase your ticket to ‘For the Love of the Sea’ banquet online today!

REEF Fest is an annual, four-day celebration to acknowledge the success of marine conservation and education initiatives in the Florida Keys. Events include educational seminars, social gatherings, diving and eco-adventures alongside some of the most prestigious names in diving and marine conservation.

All REEF Fest events are open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.

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REEF Fest 2019 Schedule

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!

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

Questions? Please call REEF Headquarters at (305) 852-0030 or email at %20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">.

Source: REEF Fest 2019 sponsored by Capital Bank Foundation | Reef Environmental Education Foundation

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