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The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab Workshops

June 17, 2015

Exploring Nature: Evening at the Edge of the Sea

Ever wonder how a hermit crab selects a shell or how a predatory snail tracks and attacks its prey? Come join us for a short course on the edge of Apalachee Bay. We will explore the many creatures that live at the interface of land and sea and discuss how they make a living in this highly variable environment. Be ready to get muddy, of course, and enjoy yourself being in nature.

This course is designed to educate and inspire you through a hands-on experience with the strange and wonderful sea life along our pristine shores and shallows. We begin with a brief, illustrated overview of the general ecology of this part of the Gulf of Mexico, spotlighting its more intriguing habitats and organisms. After a short, guided walking tour of the Lab, we will meet some of the local marine denizens in our seawater touch-tanks. From there, we don wading shoes and walk the exposed tidal sands where an array of fascinating creatures can be seen. The evening ends in the auditorium for some Q & A, visiting and refreshments.


Class limit:  12 people. Minimum age: 9 years

Children 9-13 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.   

What to bring:  old sneakers or similar close-toed shoes. No sandals  or other open-toed shoes.

2015 Class Dates (Pick one)
Wed. June 17
Sun. July 12
Wed. July 15
Sat. Aug 1

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm Location: FSUCML 

Registration closes one week before the class

Price: $40 adult,$30 student  Register here



June 17, 2015