The Strandline


New York State Marine Education Newsletter

November 2015

Strandline (n): the high water mark; the area at the top of a beach where debris is deposited.


President's Note

Greetings NYSMEANs,

The annual NYSMEA holiday party and lecture will be at Tackapausha Museum on Saturday, December 5th from 6:30-9:30 pm. John Turner will be the guest speaker and the topic will be Long Island Wildlife and Plum Island’s Future. John Turner is the author of The Other Island and co-founder of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society.

  • Agenda
    • 4:00 pm - Board Meeting at the home of Flo and Lou Siegel (contact for the address)
    • 6:30 pm - Party at Tackapausha Museum, 2225 Washington Ave., Seaford, NY 11783
    • 8:00 pm - Presentation by guest speaker John Turner
  • RSVP - You must send an email to by Wednesday, December 2nd to confirm you are coming and to tell us of your voluntary pot luck contribution (if any). Ask for the location of the board meeting at the Siegel's house if you would like to join us – all are welcome!
  • Cost - Free to members (Only $20.00 to join!) - $5 for guests
  • Food - NYSMEA will provide dinner-- meat and veggie sandwiches, side dishes, drinks and coffee. You are welcome to bring an additional dish, dessert or bottle of wine if you like.
  • Parking - Free, on premises; handicapped accessible
  • Questions - Email or call Lou Siegel at 516-458-1747

Other NYSMEA News...

  • Tom Greene and Blanca Ching from NYSMEA led many students on a successful beach cleanup at Denyse Wharf on October 18. Over 75 people attended, earning community service for picking up marine debris and bringing marine environmental awareness to an historic site.
  • NYSMEA members attended the New York Marine Science Consortium’s annual conference, Protecting Our Coastal Environments: The Outlook for Green and Gray Solutions, held at SUNY Maritime College on October 24. Research students and professors presented their amazing projects.
  • Mark your calendar for the SCONYC conference on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Stuyvesant High School. Completed workshop proposal forms are due by December 4. Contact the program committee at if you have any questions.


Save the dates!

  • The NMEA conference is in Orlando, FL from June 25 - July 1, 2016. Go to FMSEA.ORG/NMEA16 for more information.
  • The 2016 NYSMEA Annual Conference will be held at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus in late September, 2016.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the holiday party and lecture!

Marine Educationally,

Lane Rosen
NYSMEA President 

  • When
    05 Dec 2015
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location
    Tackapausha Preserve, 2225 Washington Avenue between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY
  • Registered

Following the Board Meeting at Lou's home (4-5:30 PM, send email for address), we will be setting up the Tackapausha Museum for our Holiday Party from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, with a speaker from 8:00 - 9:00 PM.


"Preserving Plum Island" 
The natural, historical, and cultural values of Plum Island that support it being declared a National Wildlife Refuge
, by  


John Turner, author of “The Other Island” and  co-founder of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society,  

As usual, please bring a simple dinner dish of easy-to-eat yet delicious food, or maybe a dessert, for the less than ambitious.


RSVP Requested, ASAP.  Free to members, $5 for guests (pay at the door, but RSVP ahead of time.) 


NYSMEA members please RSVP via the event link, which will automatically send a copy of your registration to  Don't want to login and register? Then just send a direct email to  


Thank you.

NYSMEA 146 Suffolk Hall Stony Brook, NY 11794 Phone: 631-632-9216 
NYSMEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 

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