International Sea-Bean Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Mr. John Pendergrast
"A Weather Map for Finding Seaside Treasures"
John is a certified Incident Meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).
John will present to us “Weather and Beachcombing
” and share with us
the weather secrets that make our best beachcombing opportunities.
Dr. Deacon Ritterbush (aka Dr. Beachcomb):
(1) The Archaeology of Beachcombing.
(2) Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Sea Glass.
Dr. Blair Witherington: A Sea-bean’s Journey.
Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer: What’s Floating Our Oceans Now?
[See also: Curtis's "Beachcomber's Alert"]
David McRee: I Think It’s a Jellyfish!
[See also: David's "Blog The Beach"]
Symposium details are available in the 2010 Symposium Schedule
See also: 2010 Photo Gallery
in Cocoa Beach and the vicinity of the Symposium
This Sea-Bean Symposium includes displays on sea-beans and other beach "stuff",
2010 Sea-Bean Symposium T-Shirt
Design by Nan Rhodes
This year’s T-shirt again features the artwork of our own Nan Rhodes with her ever popular sea-bean
characters heading into space—The Final Frontier and last chapter in the story of Nate nickarbean, Howie heart,
Paco purse, Sandy starnut, and Hobie hamburger! Nan’s design also commemorates (the end of) the Space
Shuttle program in Florida which, along with our beaches, has become an icon of the Space Coast.
as well as presentations, identification sessions, door prizes,
Sea-Beans from the Tropics and
The Little Book of Sea-Beans and
Florida's Living Beaches, and
The Nature of Florida's ... series
Events:  the Bean-a-Thon contest, raffles, door prizes and much more!
Displays and sales tables also onsite from Krieger Publishing Company
Check out last year's (2009) symposium!
To prepare for your visit to the symposium and Florida's beaches, check
Simple Guide to Florida Sea-Beans
or the online
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15th Annual International Sea-Bean Symposium, 2010
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