Tropical marine ecology is an 8-day trip to a Caribbean Coral Reef. This year will be our 22nd TME teacher workshop and we will be using the educational facility at the Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS). The tiled blog background shows both RIMS and Anthony's Key Resort.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Check out the diving opportunities from Dip 'N Dive Travel

Friday, March 21, 2014

TME 2014 Canceled

TME 2014 has been canceled due to too few participants. Unfortunately we were unable to identify enough teachers to make this workshop viable. My sincere apologies to those who were planning to participate.

It has been a good run! Since 1987 we have been on 21 teacher trips with 276 participants! Carla Borelli organized the 1987 trip -10 days in Jamaica at Hofstra University Marine Lab for ... $750!! (including air) Carla, see what you started?

And, as Gene Kaplan, HUML, was fond to say: Wishing you calm seas and clear skies.....

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TME Info Night

7:00 PM, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Science Center located in "D" Building at the Philip J. LoGuidice Educational Center, 9520 Fredonia Stockton Road, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Join us for some tropical fruit refreshments and what we call our "no surprises" presentation of what the TME trip is all about. We have video from an earlier trip to this location and will provide a packing list as well as other tips for spending a week in the tropics. Hope to see you there! 

Six --$300 scholarships are available to NYS Teachers on a first come basis!

Contact me by  if you have any questions...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Trip Details Set!

The TME Workshop flyer with details and registration information is now available for download in the right margin. We will be using The Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) at Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan, one of the Bay Islands off the north coast of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea. Trip dates are August 9-16, 2014.

The advertised cost of the trip this year does not include airfare. We have reserved a group airfare on Delta from Buffalo, NY to Roatan, but to take advantage of this offer we will need a minimum of ten participants flying out of Buffalo. Details are on the flyer or feel free to contact me for more info. If booking your own flight we recommend direct flights from the US to Roatan (RTB). 

The TME trip is designed as a snorkeling trip. Snorkelers will generally spend most of their water time in shallow water. Because the reef structure in Roatan allows participants to easily move into deeper water at most snorkel sites, certified divers will have the option to SCUBA dive at these locations.

There will be an Informational TME Meeting on March 20, 2014, at the Science Resources Center, LoGuidice Education Center "D" Building, 9520 Fredonia Stockton Road, Fredonia, NY 14063. Please call (716) 672-3118 to reserve a spot or request directions. 

Maybe this is the year you will take the plunge into tropical seas with TME!

Some Photos from our last visit to RIMS...

Staghorn Coral at Smith's Bank

Introduction to dolphins



Thursday, October 31, 2013


Tropical Marine Ecology 2014 is currently in the early planning stages. We are looking at the week of August 9-16, 2014 and Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras. Please give me a call if you have recommendations or suggestions!