WEEK OF THE OCEAN
SCHOOL MARINE FAIR
A National Week of the Ocean Festival Sea-son Event
April 4 - 10, 2004
Broward County School System
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
National Week of the Ocean, Inc.
SCHOOL MARINE FAIR COMMITTEE
Lee Kalvaitis, Florida Atlantic University, Fair Director
Angie Matamoros,Sup.Program Dev.Science, B.C.School
Linda Irwin, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
Cynthia Hancock, Dane Hancock, Marie Sigler,
National Week of the Ocean Board of Directors
Devin Kalvaitis, Jen Rockliff, Nikki Kalvaitis
National Week of the Ocean Sea Stars
Paulette Friedel, Nova Middle School
Susan McKinney, Nova Middle School
Marie Sigler, Pine Crest Lower School
Doris Walden, Ely High School
Outstanding High School Marine Students 2002
Shane Cook, South Broward High School
WEEK OF THE OCEAN SCHOOL MARINE FAIR HISTORY
Cynthia Hancock introduces a Campus Ocean Week to
and American Academy schools.
These Campus Events include a poster contest for students
and a lesson plan
competition for teachers. Middle school science teacher
Lee Kalvaitis designs
the School Marine Fair to extend campus involvement.
The School Marine Fair becomes the opening event of the
first Week of the Ocean Community Festival and includes
seafood, posters, science, lesson plans, and arts and
crafts. Cynthia Hancock is named Woman of the Year in
Communications by Women in Communications,Inc.primarily
for her Campus Event concept.
Creative writing & photography are added categories.
Lee Kalvaitis and Cynthia Hancock begin sharing the
Campus Event and School Marine Fair concept with other
teachers across the U.S. as Week of the Ocean &
Congressman E. Clay Shaw begin the drive for a National
Week of the Ocean event.
Lee Kalvaitis is named Woman of the Year in Education for
Broward County for projects including the School Marine
Fair concept by Women in Communications,Inc.
National Week of the Ocean is put into Public Law.
Broward school participation
increases by 54%
More than 1,000 enter the School Marine Fair representing
more than 80 area schools.
The first School Marine Fair cookbook is published.
More than 1,000 teachers request information on how to
observe National Week of the Ocean.
Local entries increase to 1,300.
Outstanding High School Marine Student, Barry Lasher of
Stranahan High, suggests a Sponsor
A Reef Critter program in his award-winning essay.
More than 250,000 Broward students involved to date.
A School Participation Banner Award is initiated for
campus with school-wide involvement. Nova Middle School
is first recipient, followed by:
1991 - Pine Crest Lower School.1992- Coral Springs High.
1993-Sheridan Hills Elementary.1994-Nova Middle School
A recipe by Amber Eades, Curried Fish-Filled Avocado, is
chosen for publication by Better Homes & Gardens for
its card & binder cooking program, America's
Community Recipes from the nation's best festival
The organization celebrates its 15th Anniversary as a
chapter by organizing the Sea Stars, young professionals
ages 21-35, to continue preparing for the future and
its mission to preserve the ocean for future generations.
The School Marine Fair adds Nautical Cake Decorating. A
National Week of the Ocean Celebration Kit described in
the March/April issue of Coastal Living Magazine
introduces hundreds of teachers to the Campus Event
concept. National Week of the Ocean receives special
commendation from J.C. Penney in the Education category.
2,000+ visit the School Marine Fair at the IGFA, a
Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center. More than 750,000
Broward County students have participated in the Week of
theOcean program in Broward County alone since 1980.
New category Technology introduced to the Fair.
2003 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
WEEK OF THE OCEAN
FIRST PLACE WINNERS 2003
The following were named first place winners in the 24th
Annual Week of
the Ocean School Marine Fair held recently at the IFGA
Fishing Hall of
Fame & Museum, according to co-chairs Lee Kalvaitis
and Linda Irwin.
Their work was displayed for a weekend and they received
ribbons. The event was co-sponsored by National Week of
Inc.; the Broward County School System and the IGFA.
Art Maria Hess Oakridge
Art Matt Eisner Pine Crest
Crafts Nikolaus Newmeyer Oakridge
Crafts Sami Powers Pine Crest
Poetry Nathacha Salvador Hollywood Park
Poetry Hunter Gleber Pine Crest
Posters Vanessa Kurrie Hollywood Park
Posters Emilee Feriozzi Oakridge
Photo Carleena Fiorenza Pine Crest
Photo Marley Kimmelman Pine Crest
Projects Cameron Rhinehart Pompano Beach
Projects Justin Garcia Sheridan Park
Techy Wendy Opperheim Pine Crest
Art Trevor Loct Olsen
Crafts Jessie Secord Indian Ridge
Habitats Robbie Solorzarros Crystal Lake
Photos Michael Marquis Sawgrass
Poetry Taylor Gordan New River
Posters Daleesa Stevens Sawgrass
Projects Danny DApuzzo Crystal Lake
Satire Brittany Whitaker New River
Techy Brian Lettman Crystal Lake
Art Charles Carver Cooper City
Crafts Sheamell Wyche Stranahan
Habitats Charles Hamilton Stranahan
Posters Carolyn DeSimone Cooper City
Photos Monica Borzen Cooper City
Poetry Jimmy Aristizabal Plantation
Projects Jonathan Applebaum Cooper City
Satire Alex Jomant Cooper City
Techy Timothy Beckford Charles.W. Flanagan
TEACHER LESSON PLANS
ELEMENTARY Mary Joe Sattler Sheridan Park Elementary
MIDDLE Tracy Rice Crystal Lake Middle
HIGH Cynthia Boyd Marjorie Stoneham Douglas High
for more information
Cynthia Hancock, Co-Founder and President * 954-462-5573
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