September 2020
published by: The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism

Ecotour Provider Webinar Series

 Webinars are offered to Florida SEE members, friends and staff on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Sessions are FREE, but registration is required. 

09/23/20: Why Certify with Florida SEE?

10/28/20: Marketing Tips to Engage Guests 

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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend Outside!

Take a much-needed break from virtual meetings this Labor Day holiday and get a dose of vitamin sea or go out on a limb and find a new place to explore!

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The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism is a nonprofit educational organization established in 2000. It is a state-wide Certification/ Recognition Program which maintains a professional code of ecotourism ethics in order to encourage an awareness of and stewardship for Florida’s natural and cultural history. For more info visit

2020 Annual Meeting Notice

The 2020 Annual Members Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, October 26 at 4:00pm, and all are invited to attend!

Other than providing a 2019 Overview and 2020 Updates, we will also be electing new individuals to the Board of Directors. There are vacancies in Central and Northwest Florida, so if you're interested, contact our nominating committee at

Click here for: Registration Link
Click here for: Meeting Agenda
Click here for: BOD Job Description
Click here for: BOD Application Form 


Wildlife News: Lionfish Challenge Extended

Lionfish are an invasive species that was first reported offshore Broward County in 1985. FWC created the Lionfish Challenge to remove them from Florida waters and limit negative impacts they cause to native marine life and habitats. The event usually ends in September, but this year it is extended, so competitors can submit entries until November 1.
The more you harvest, the more you are rewarded! Other than being crowned the "Recreational King or Queen" and the "Commercial Champion" for catching the the most lionfish, there is a tiered prize system that allows everyone to win prizes. Check out FWC Reef Rangers website to access the leader board.

Certified Provider Spotlight: Wayne Adventures

Wayne Adventures provides educational programs, guided kayak ecotours and kayak instruction throughout the Bradenton and Sarasota areas. They provide quality experiences during their trips in freshwater systems, and became a Certified Gold ecotour operator in May 2018.
Owner Wayne Douchokoff describes how “Our staff cares deeply about nature, and aims to spark a passion for it on our tours. We aim to motivate learning and stewardship for the future protection of natural Florida ecosystems.” 
Guests can expect to choose from paddling trips of 1 to 4 hours on a variety of waterways , so if you are interested in in booking a program or scheduling an instructional session, visit their website at
The Florida SEE Grapevine - September 2020