This year's event highlights the importance of improving human awareness of the tight linkages between healthy ecosystems and healthy societies.
Think of our local habitats -- seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, saltmarshes, and other wetlands that protect their inhabitants, retain sediments and dampen storm surge, filter the air and water of pollutants, and fix carbon, thereby helping to curtail carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere while capturing nutrients for plant growth. These highly productive, vulnerable systems are responsible for this entire suite of services operating beneath our very noses.
Active engagement in protecting our oceans and coastlines is something we all can do. We celebrate that ability and our scientific knowledge of the sea in our 2017 Open House, “Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science and Society”. Please join us on April 22nd, 2017 - Earth Day - for a day at the lab with family and friends.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00am to 3:00pm
FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory 3618 US-98, FL 32358