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"Discover the Secret World of Mangroves." Professional Development Series

  • 01/25/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Marine Resource Development Foundation/MarineLab


  • Sponsor and guest

The first of our Professional Development Series in 2020 is at Marine Resources Development Foundation/MarineLab. 51 Shoreland Drive.


Presenter: MarineLab staff

Everyone here knows something about the coral reef.  It’s the driver of our tourism economy, the destination for millions of visitors, and a favorite spot for locals as well.  But what about our backcountry? Learn more about how our seagrass and mangrove communities are interconnected with our reefs.  Journey deep inside the hidden creeks of Florida Bay under a natural shaded canopy to discover the fascinating ecology of mangroves. MarineLab staff will temporarily collect a variety of marine life to demonstrate the diversity found in our mangrove community.   

This is a boat ride so please come dressed appropriately and don’t forget your refillable water bottle!

MarineLab is the marine education program of Marine Resources Development Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.  Since 1986, nearly 5,000 students and teachers every year have learned about marine science through our hands-on experiential programs.  We have hosted Leadership Monroe County’s first day of their Environmental weekend for more than a decade.  

RSVP required; no walk-ins, please, due to the space limitations on our US Coast Guard inspected vessels. 

Time: 1pm – 5pm 

Where: Marine Resources Development Foundation/MarineLab at 51 Shoreland Drive, at the intersection of Transylvania Avenue. Staff will be on hand to direct parking. 

Upper Keys Business and Professional Women's Club is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  P.O. Box 231, Tavernier, FL 33070 

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