The City of Hallandale Beach, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, Sierra Club of Broward County, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, and Friends of our Florida Reefs is holding a full-day immersive educational experience focusing on our Ocean and estuarine ecosystems in South Florida. This event will be free and geared towards age groups ranging from teenagers to lifelong learners.
When and Where:
Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center (410 SE 3rd Street, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009). Additionally, some speakers and events will occur throughout the day at Hallandale Beach City Hall (400 S. Federal Highway) and the Hallandale Beach YMCA.
The Line-Up: exhibitors and vendors who promote marine health. Get information, freebies, and quality goods from the Line-Up.
Panel Discussions: attend talks by experts about environmental issues challenging our oceans like seaweed blooms, plastic pollution, coral disease, and climate change. Ask questions, absorb information, be inspired to act on behalf of our oceans.
The Porthole: watch films and streaming video from oceanic expeditions that will introduce you to creatures, places, and ecosystems you may never know existed. From coastal beaches to the deep sea, we all have a lot to learn.
Learning Lab: children who attend can start to hone their marine biology skills by practicing science skills in the pool at the YMCA.
Bleach Watch: Certified SCUBA divers will have the additional option to attend a free Bleach Watch class to properly identify coral bleaching. Space is limited for the Bleach Watch course.