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August Sea Grant Programs

Here are programs that Sea Grant will be affiliated with during the months of August and September

 

Aug 4-5, 10, 11-12

Course: Florida Master Naturalist Program – Coastal Restoration Course

This 20-hour course on coastal restoration is full.  Future FMNP programs will be posted.

 

Aug 9

Workshop: Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee Dive Safety Workshop

Escambia County Central Office Complex – 3363 West Park Place – room 104

5:30pm

Free

 

Aug 12

Symposium: University of West Florida Summer Research Symposium

Poster presentations of summer research including the seagrass monitoring project we are involved with

University of West Florida Conference Center

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Aug 19

Presentation: Science Hour

Josh Neese and Oyster Aquaculture in East Bay

Escambia County Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/escambia.extension/.

12:00pm

 

Aug 20-21

Citizen Science Volunteer: Lionfish 2

Volunteer SCUBA survey/removal of lionfish at Ft. Pickens.

To volunteer you must have at least 25 dives logged, at least one open Gulf, and one in the last year.

Training will be Aug 20 – location/time TBA

Dive will be Saturday morning – Aug 21

To register visit https://oceanstriketeam.org/fort-pickens-lionfish-dives.

 

Aug 23

Workshop/Training: Volunteer Monitoring for the Invasive Giant Salvinia

Teach volunteers how to identify, report, and remove giant salvinia from our local bayous.

Targeting residents of Bayou’s Texar, Chico, and Grande.  All welcomed.

Escambia County Central Office Complex – 3363 West Park Place – room 104

6:00pm

Free

 

Sep 13

Workshop: Seafood Safety

Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee Workshop

Escambia County Central Office Complex – 3363 West Park Place – room 104

5:30pm

Free

 

Sep 19-25 – NATIONAL ESTUARIES WEEK

Sep 17-19

Citizen Science Volunteer: Lionfish 3

Volunteer SCUBA survey/removal of lionfish at Ft. Pickens.

To volunteer you must have at least 25 dives logged, at least one open Gulf, and one in the last year.

Training will be Sep 17 – location/time TBA

Dive will be Sunday morning – Sep 19

To register visit https://oceanstriketeam.org/fort-pickens-lionfish-dives.

 

Sep 23

Presentation: Science Hour

Mollie Taylor and Geosyntec Environmental Projects

Escambia County Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/escambia.extension/.

12:00pm

 

We are planning some informational videos on our local estuary for estuary week – TBA

 

A pond near Bayou Chico in Pensacola covered with Giant Salvinia.
Photo: Escambia County Division of Natural Resources