Science by the Shore

Science by the Shore

To all students and postdocs:

The graduate students of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our sixth annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly biology at the beach), which is open to all scientific disciplines. This event will take place all day Saturday, September 22, at Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine. 

Enjoy a Saturday filled with casual research discussion and presentations, friendly competition, sunshine, boat tours (optional), the beach and BBQ. 

Undergrads, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from many different departments and Florida universities attend, so anticipate learning from, and explaining your research to a diverse audience united by scientific curiosity and the beach. We also encourage undergraduates involved in research to come and explore their post-graduate options. 

Breakfast and registration open at 9:30 a.m., and talks begin at 10 a.m. sharp, allowing time for a commute to the Whitney. If you are interested and would like to join us, please fill out the registration survey by september 7th (link below. Attendance to the symposium is limited, so please don't wait too long to register. 

All attendees are given the option to present research in one of three formats, providing the opportunity to practice poster and oral presentation skills (see registration survey for details). There is also the opportunity to compete in an optional vote-based competition for best poster and best talk with prizes. Registration fees are to be collected at sign-in ($25; please, cash or check only) and will cover three meals, drinks served throughout the day and fun symposium giveaways. 

Please register by September 7th, using the link, and join us for a fun, casual day at the beach where we can discuss diverse research topics, engage in outdoor activities and get to know more peers from outside of our individual fields. 

Attendees: If you have any questions, email

See you there!