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International Sea-Bean Symposium
17th Annual International Sea-Bean Symposium
and Beachcombers' Festival

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October 12-13, 2012

Cocoa Beach Public Library

550 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931


2012 Symposium Slide Show

Symposium Video - by David McRee
Visit his website at: Blog The Beach - Florida beaches in words, pictures and video

Lodging in Cocoa Beach and the vicinity of the Symposium

Download, print and distribute the Symposium 2012 Flyer!
Flyer by Nan Rhodes of   www.BeachBeans.com


Keynote Speaker:   Dr. Beachcomb, Deacon Ritterbush

Some information about her:
 
  • Dr. Beachcomb says "Get out and play!" - an interview published in Sea Glass Journal

  • HPA Ohana Night features Dr. Beachcomb

  • Her book: A Beachcomber's Odyssey; also listed on www.Amazon.com (with a short biography)




  • Symposium Speakers and their Biographies

    Hover over the images to see titles of their presentations.
    Click the images to view their biographies.

    Basic Beachcombing and Sea-Beans
    Margie
    Mitchell
    Beach Survival Guide
    David
    McRee
    1. Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Sea Glass.  2. Beachcombing as a Portal to History
    Deacon
    Ritterbush
    Plastic, Garbage Patches and Tsunamis
    Curtis
    Ebbesmeyer
    Drifters from Our Upstream Gulf: sea-beans, oil and other drifters
    Blair & Dawn
    Witherington

    Scheduled Presentations

    Friday, Oct. 12 11:00-11:45 Margie Mitchell Basic Beachcombing and Sea-Beans
      2:00-3:00 David McRee Beach Survival Guide
      4:00-5:00 Deacon Ritterbush Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Sea Glass

    Saturday, Oct. 13 11:30-12:00 Curtis Ebbesmeyer Plastic, Garbage Patches and Tsunamis
      1:00-2:00 Blair & Dawn Witherington Drifters from Our Upstream Gulf: sea-beans, oil and other drifters
      7:45-8:45 Deacon Ritterbush Beachcombing as a Portal to History

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    Schedule of Events


        Odd Bean Contest
    Judging at 4:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 13th
        Lego® Toy Alert


    Click the images for larger views.


    The 2012 Symposium T-Shirt Design by Dawn Witherington

    Click the image for larger view of the T-shirt

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    This Sea-Bean Symposium includes displays on sea-beans and other beach "stuff",
    as well as presentations, identification sessions, door prizes, sea-bean jewelry,
    Books: Sea-Beans from the Tropics and The Little Book of Sea-Beans and Florida's Living Beaches, and
    Cathie Katz's The Nature of Florida's ... series

    Events:  the Bean-a-Thon contest, odd bean contest, raffles, door prizes and much more!

    Displays and sales tables also onsite from Krieger Publishing Company,
    www.BeachBeans.com and www.FloridaBeachBasics.com

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    Check out last year's (2011) symposium!

    To prepare for your visit to the symposium and Florida's beaches, check out this
    one page Simple Guide to Florida Sea-Beans or the online Sea-Bean ID Guide


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