NOAA Clean Community builds Current Collections sculpture

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Researchers, artists and community leaders unveiled a new sculpture on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Poynter Park. This is the public awareness element of USF College of Marine Science's Clean Community Clean Coast programs, funded through the NOAA Marine Debris Prevention Education and Outreach cooperative agreement grant. The Current Collections sculpture spans 40ft (12m) in width and 30ft (9m) in height and is made from reclaimed plastics and steel. It will be in Poynter Park for the Blue Ocean Film Festival and until March 2015, and then it travels to GSU in Atlanta for Earth day.

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Researchers, artists and community leaders will unveil a new sculpture created from marine debris at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Poynter Park as part of a community engagement project that has converted trash into an artistic treasure with a message. - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/10/14/usf-college-of-marine-science-to-unveil-sculpture-that-turned-marine-trash-to-treasure-28746#sthash.nN5bh2Pm.dpuf
Researchers, artists and community leaders will unveil a new sculpture created from marine debris at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Poynter Park as part of a community engagement project that has converted trash into an artistic treasure with a message. - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/10/14/usf-college-of-marine-science-to-unveil-sculpture-that-turned-marine-trash-to-treasure-28746#sthash.nN5bh2Pm.dpuf
Researchers, artists and community leaders will unveil a new sculpture created from marine debris at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Poynter Park as part of a community engagement project that has converted trash into an artistic treasure with a message. - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/10/14/usf-college-of-marine-science-to-unveil-sculpture-that-turned-marine-trash-to-treasure-28746#sthash.nN5bh2Pm.dpuf
Researchers, artists and community leaders will unveil a new sculpture created from marine debris at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Poynter Park as part of a community engagement project that has converted trash into an artistic treasure with a message. - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/10/14/usf-college-of-marine-science-to-unveil-sculpture-that-turned-marine-trash-to-treasure-28746#sthash.nN5bh2Pm.dpuf
USF College of Marine Science to Unveil Sculpture that Turned Marine Trash to Treasure - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/10/14/usf-college-of-marine-science-to-unveil-sculpture-that-turned-marine-trash-to-treasure-28746#sthash.HYqIeFxe.dpuf
USF College of Marine Science to Unveil Sculpture that Turned Marine Trash to Treasure - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2014/10/14/usf-college-of-marine-science-to-unveil-sculpture-that-turned-marine-trash-to-treasure-28746#sthash.HYqIeFxe.dpuf

Sea Level Rise Symposium

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The college is co-sponsoring a sea level rise symposium with St. Petersburg city on November 3, 2014 which is on the first day of Blue Ocean.  The event will be held at the USFSP Student Center Ballroom.  A panel of local leaders will examine the major facets of sea level rise, from the hard science unveiling the threat and its economic and social impacts to the adaption and mitigation measures our communities can undertake.  One of the guest speaker is Dr. Gary Mitchum.

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BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -

When: November 3 - 9, 2014

Where: St. Petersburg, FL

What: BLUE is an enlightening and entertaining 7-Day summit showcasing the world's finest ocean films and award winning marine photography along with a filmmakers marketplace, science and conservation seminars, international policy discussions and a robust ocean media industry conference.

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Sea Level Rise Symposium

When: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

Where: USFSP Student Center Ballroom

The college is co-sponsoring a sea level rise symposium with St. Petersburg city on November 3, 2014 which is on the first day of Blue Ocean. The event will be held at the USFSP Student Center Ballroom. The guest speaker is Dr. Gary Mitchum.

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Eminent Scholar Lecture Series: Rebuilding Healthy Ocean Ecosystems: Why Abundance Matters And How To Get It Back

Speaker: Dr. Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation, University of York, UK

When:  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:30pm
 

 

 

 

Grand Community Clean-Up

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Join with other Bay area ocean environmental Groups to celebrate BLUE Ocean during a series of Pre BLUE Kick-off events.

If you would like to participate, please register at http://www.chart411.com/#clam-bayou-trash-bash/cmta or contact 
Teresa Greely for more information.

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Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event May 27 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This Wednesday May 27th, 4:30-6:30pm is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour at another new location for us at Tryst Gastro. Located at Lounge 240 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701.

The event is selfpay, park in the nearby garage or at the street meters and nametags will be provided. If you are a hiring manager or a job seeker. This is the perfect event to make a connection! Please share this with any ocean science professionals you may know and encourage them to attend.

If you also plan to attend the Blue Ocean Film Festival cocktail party, join us at Tryst before moving down the street to their 6pm event.  Check out the Tryst Gastro Facebook Page.  

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BLUE Ocean Beach Cleanup

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - A beach clean-up associated with BLUE Ocean coordinated by Teresa Greely will be hosted at Clam Bayou Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9am-12pm. Even if you're not attending BLUE, you most certainly can come help clean up the shores surrounding our cherished Marine Outreach and Education Center.

All volunteers for the BLUE Ocean Cleanup at Clam Bayou will receive free movie passes. Please register for the event as part of the Clam Bayou location following the link below. Please register individually, so we can have a name list of all participant.

http://www.chart411.com/sign-up-to-volunteer

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USF Researchers Featured in Student Conservation Film

TAMPA, FL - The film Tampa Bay Water Story, created by Katy Hennig, a graduate of the Digital Journalism and Design program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, has earned an Honorable Mention and selected to be screened at the Blue Ocean Film Festival, November 10-13, 2016. The International film festival is an annual water conservation summit, showcasing films from a variety of filmmakers around water sustainability and conservation. 

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BLUE awards Honorable Mention to Amanda Sosnowski

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - BLUE is holding its 2016 Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg, FL from November 10th to the 13th.  Films from around the world will be presented featuring stories about the ocean and related issues.  Hundreds of filmmakers submitted entries to the various categories in this year’s ocean film competition.  Film Finalists were selected by judges in each category and listed along with those receiving an Honorable Mention.  MS student, Amanda Sosnowski, received an Honorable Mention in the Students Program category for her film, On The Line, which will be shown at the festival.  Her film features the perspective of fellow MS student, Chris Moore, and his concern for the ocean.

BLUE Ocean Film Festival Schedule - Nov. 10-13, 2016

Clam Bayou Cleanup for BLUE 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This past Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Clam Bayou USF Marine Science's E&O team hosted 57 volunteers who collectively removed 214 pounds of marine debris from the ocean. Our volunteers included students, teachers and parents from the following.

Admiral Farragut Academy - 71# debris
Canterbury School - 65# debris
Lakewood High School - 24# debris
Scubanauts International - 18# debris
USF Marine Science - 36# debris

Special thanks to Pam and Bob Muller, Marcy Cockrell, Kate Dubikas, Gabrielle Browning, Adrienne Hollister, Makenna Martin, Jared Koverski, and Teresa Greely to making this event a success.