COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent COVID-19 epidemic, we have decided to heed the CDC’s warnings and adhere to isolation protocol for the United States. This unfortunately means: 

  • – St. Pete Earth Day (Sat. Apr. 4th) & EcoFest (Sun. Apr. 19th) have been cancelled. EcoFest 2020 may be rescheduled for later this fall. Please check our Events calendar or News page often for any updates!
  • – Enrollment for upcoming field courses have been pushed back until at least May. This includes the Prince Edward Island Ecology course, as well as the Florida Malacology course. Please check back with us often for further updates and course enrollment announcements!

Ask a Scientist! – New YouTube Channel

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of our new YouTube channel in collaboration with ADVENTURE ALLY LTD! This channel will focus primarily upon keeping kids engaged and interested in science!  

Over 125 scientists have already volunteered to take your questions from every time zone and in several languages re: sharks, cave diving & research, how the earth looked millions of years ago, why whale poop matters, elephants, crocs, snakes, coral reefs, and so much more!

We need 1,000 subscribers until we can stream live. Until we hit that mark, we’ll post videos to watch and live stream on Facebook. Please share and encourage everyone you know to subscribe!!! 

Exciting New Courses!

Announcing some new and exciting field courses spanning from 2-14 days in length:

  • Prince Edward Island Ecology
  • Florida Malacology
  • Shark Ecology of South Africa
  • Primate Ecology
  • Many many more exciting courses focusing on everything from Kayaking to Lions of the African plains!

Be sure to follow us on social media (links at the top of this webpage), and check back often for enrollment dates!

MCERC Teespring Shop

We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand spanking new Teespring shop, complete with apparel, home items, and other great items! 100% of proceeds go to research & education. Show your MCERC pride today! 

MCERC Annual Fundraiser – Coming this summer!

We are pleased to announce that the second annual MCERC fundraiser for “Sand Dollars” has officially been confirmed! We already have some amazing prizes that have been donated, and we’re excited to kick things off later this summer! Donate on a prize tier & be entered to win that tier. The higher the donation value, the greater the prize value! Some packages up for grabs:

    • T-Shirt & Bath Product prizes
    • Gourmet Flavored coffee from Manatee Coffee Co. & a silicone Mana”tea” tea strainer
    • Drone lessons in Orlando, Florida
    • “Men’s Package” featuring a men’s tee and custom chosen products from Bath & Body Works
    • “Fun in the Sun” package featuring a traveling hammock and snorkeling equipment
    • A trip for two (2) to Puerto Rico, which will also feature a snorkeling excursion with Deep Adventure Toursand a personalized one hour surf lesson with Carlos & Kathy Surfing Tour Guides!

Available Items up for grabs!

About MCERC

  • A 501c3 non-profit founded in 2012 and located in Tampa, Florida
  • It is MCERC’s mission to promote healthy ecosystems through education and research.
  • The MCERC Board of Directors include experts in marine science, information technology, marine policy, marine resources management, and business administration.
  • Ongoing field locations include various locations in Florida, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Cape Cod, Prince Edward Island, and more!
  • 100% of your donations through PayPal go directly towards research & educational programs
  • We have various programs geared towards college students (both undergraduate & graduate), as well as volunteer and citizen science programs

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