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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:26 pm

The Aquarist Club at USF is taking a trip to Mote Aquarium on Saturday, April 7th! The trip includes a tour of Mote Aquarium and a Sea Life Encounter Eco Boat Tour!! If you want to be included on this trip, you MUST RSVP on the Doodle Poll posted below (it was also sent out by e-mail)!

Link to Doodle Poll: http://www.doodle.com/acz6i3v3bf2a95xd

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Preliminary Itinerary:

Arrive at Mote: 10:30am

Sea Life Encounter Eco Boat Tour: 11:00am - 12:45pm

Lunch at Deep Sea Diner: 1pm

Tour of the Aquarium: 2pm - 5pm
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Here are some helpful links:

Link to: Mote Aquarium

Link to: Sea Life Encounter Eco Tour

Link to: Mote's Deep Sea Diner

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT


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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:16 pm

YES!

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AshleyG



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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:38 am

This will be good! They have a great facility
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:45 am

This is really exciting, I can't wait! excited
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:11 am

So excited, I haven't been here yet!!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:08 pm

I haven't been either! It should be an awesome trip!

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Unfortunately, the shark tank tour has been canceled. The only days to view the shark tanks are weekdays, and since weekdays do not work for the majority of our members, we have opted to stick with Saturday, April 7th for the trip and leave the behind-the-scenes tour of the shark tanks for summer or fall.

However, the trip is still going to be AMAZING!!!!! Very Happy

Please remember to RSVP at: http://www.doodle.com/acz6i3v3bf2a95xd. We need an ACCURATE head count. So, please RSVP ASAP, and, if for some reason you are unable to attend the trip after RSVPing "yes" that you can attend, please e-mail me at sgroene@mail.usf.edu. If you do NOT RSVP, you will NOT be able to attend the trip!
thanks

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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mangoman



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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:36 pm

Any idea how much it would cost me?
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:15 pm

Unfortunately, it would cost you $36 (since we can't cover you with our Student Government funding)... Sad We'd love it if you can make it, though! Smile

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Farfromfiji



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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:06 pm

That's a bummer about the shark tanks Sad

Should still be fun though!
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:59 pm

If you want to attend our trip to Mote Aquarium on Saturday, April 7th you need to RSVP at: http://www.doodle.com/acz6i3v3bf2a95xd. We need an ACCURATE head count. So, please RSVP ASAP, and, if for some reason you are unable to attend the trip after RSVPing "yes" that you can attend, please e-mail me at sgroene@mail.usf.edu. If you do NOT RSVP, you will NOT be able to attend the trip!

*If you do NOT RSVP by Wednesday, March 21st at 5pm, you will be UNABLE to attend the trip!

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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AshleyG



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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:26 am

Is the eco-tour still on as well? Sucks about the tanks but at least we know ahead of time!! MOTE has a great facility and you will see a lot regardless Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:54 pm

Yes, the eco-tour is still on. The trip includes admission into the Mote Aquarium and the Sea Life Encounter (eco-cruise). The only thing that's been canceled is the tour of Dr. Motta's tanks...

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:11 pm

HI sam,

How much will it cost and how will we get there?? Sorry for the newbie questions.


Travis
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:40 pm

Hi Travis,

The trip is FREE! Very Happy However, you will have to provide your own transportation. We might be able to set-up a carpool system, but there is no formal transportation to Mote aquarium.

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:46 pm

Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP! Please make sure to RSVP by 5pm, otherwise you won't be able to attend the trip!!!!

rules

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:56 pm

OK, great!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:31 am

Dear members attending the Mote Aquarium Trip,


A reminder that the trip is this Saturday, April 7th! Smile

The preliminary itinerary is below. We cannot officially reserve the Sea Life Encounter Eco-Tour until April 5th, so this itinerary will not be finalized until Thursday. On Thursday, I will send out an e-mail with the final itinerary.

Preliminary Itinerary:

Arrive at Mote: 10:30am

Sea Life Encounter Eco Boat Tour: 11:00am - 12:45pm

Lunch at Deep Sea Diner: 1pm

Tour of the Aquarium: 2pm - 5pm

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In addition, many of you have inquired about transportation to Mote Aquarium. While the club is covering your entire admission cost, the club is NOT providing your transportation or money for lunch/snacks. It will be up to you to arrange your own transportation and bring money for lunch/snacks.

Mote Aquarium's address is: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL. 34236.

Mapquest estimates that it will take about an hour and 15 minutes to get to Mote Aquarium from USF. Here's the Mapquest link: http://mapq.st/Hy30qG

While the club will not be providing official transportation, there is a carpool thread on our club forum in which members can post if they would like to offer to drive other members, and members can post if they need a ride. Carpool Thread: Link.

Also, here is the link to the website of the restaurant that is inside of Mote Aquarium and where we will be having lunch (Deep Sea Diner Link). You can find the restaurant's menu posted on the website, so that you can browse their food options and know how much money to bring.

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* Important! If you become UNABLE to attend the trip to Mote Aquarium and do not notify me that you are going to be absent by 5pm this Wednesday (April, 4th), you will be required to reimburse the club the $36 that we had to pay for your admission!

__________________________________________________________________
~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:32 am

Btw, parking is FREE! Smile

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:01 am

There is also a small bird sanctuary called Save Our Seabirds (S.O.S.) located kind of in the middle of MOTE parking. It's $5, but it's non-profit rescue, rehab, and release center and is a great assist to the seabird sanctuary I worked at.. for anyone who likes birds Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:25 am

Just a reminder, if you RSVPed that you can attend the trip, but are now unable to attend for whatever reason, I need to know by 5pm this Wednesday (April, 4th)!! Otherwise, you will be required to reimburse the club the $36 that we had to pay for your admission!

__________________________________________________________________
~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:23 pm

I had a great time today! Hopefully all of you all did too!!

If anyone has pics from the trip that they'd like posted on our website, post here or send me an e-mail. Thanks! Very Happy

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:41 pm

Sam_G wrote:
I had a great time today! Hopefully all of you all did too!!

If anyone has pics from the trip that they'd like posted on our website, post here or send me an e-mail. Thanks! Very Happy

I had a BLAST! headbanger Thank you so much for getting us all paid for and scheduling and arranging this whole trip! I've never been in an organization that's actually been able to do something like this for its members!

Will email you the pics I took with my phone.
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:53 pm

Farfromfiji wrote:
Sam_G wrote:
I had a great time today! Hopefully all of you all did too!!

If anyone has pics from the trip that they'd like posted on our website, post here or send me an e-mail. Thanks! Very Happy

I had a BLAST! headbanger Thank you so much for getting us all paid for and scheduling and arranging this whole trip! I've never been in an organization that's actually been able to do something like this for its members!

Will email you the pics I took with my phone.

I didn't go but +1 on us having the most awesome president ever! Smile

Tampa reef club got nothing on us!
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PostSubject: Re: Trip to Mote Aquarium!   Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:48 am

Geesh...Thanks guys... mr. green


I'm glad you had a good time! Very Happy We have to give thanks to Student Government who made the trip possible. Without them, we could have never afforded it.
thanks

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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