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August 2020

Funky Fitness Challenge and Self-Guided Cleanup

August 16, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Free

September is Family Health and Fitness Month! Join our Hope Spot Fitness Cleanup and keep yourself, your family, and your Hope Spot healthy! It's a win, win, win!  Start today and get a jump on the competition! You'll be surprised at how much trash you can keep out of our waterways in just 10-15 minutes.  The rainy season is upon us, and our summer storms are very effective at washing plastics and other debris into our Hope Spot.  We'd like…

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Trashy Art Contest and Self-Guided Cleanup

August 16, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Free

Join our Trashy Art Contest Self-Guided Cleanup! You'll be surprised at how much trash you can keep out of our waterways in just 10-15 minutes.  The rainy season is upon us, and our summer storms are very effective at washing plastics and other debris into our Hope Spot.  We'd like to collect data on the amount of trash collected and location over the course of the year to see if our efforts are working and to better understand which areas…

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Funky Fitness Challenge and Cleanup

August 16, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Free

Funky Fitness Challenge and Cleanup Join our Hope Spot Funky Fitness Cleanup and keep yourself, your family, and your Hope Spot healthy! It's a win, win, win!  Start today and get a jump on the competition! You'll be surprised at how much trash you can keep out of our waterways in just 10-15 minutes.  The rainy season is upon us, and our summer storms are very effective at washing plastics and other debris into our Hope Spot.  We'd like to…

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October 2020

Hope Spot Week – One Year Anniversary Education and Celebration

October 3, 2020 - October 10, 2020
FREE

The fun and learning opportunities are virtually endless! In depth look at local efforts and initiatives to protect our Hope Spot from Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Florida Aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Sanibel-Captive Conservation Foundation and City of Dunedin Engaging learning opportunities, videos and podcasts aimed to educate our community and celebrate our Hope Spot Fun activities and challenges for kids of all ages!  Special prizes for winners will be given during the Hope Spot Youth Summit with Dr.…

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Watch Party – Fenway Hotel co-hosted by Dunedin International Film Festival

October 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fenway Hotel, 453 Edgewater Dr
Dunedin, FL 34698 United States
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$10 – $25

View films and videos from local organizations working toward protecting the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Join Blue-Green Connections and Dunedin Film Festival in downtown Dunedin at the Fenway Hotel Ballroom, overlooking St. Joseph's Sound on October 7th from 4-9pm. We'll be hosting a Watch Party of films and videos from local organizations focused on marine conservation, research and education. Watch, reflect, and discuss with like-minded individuals while enjoying exceptional food and drinks available for purchase. Submit questions to be…

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First Annual Hope Spot Youth Summit with Dr. Sylvia Earle

October 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
FREE

Join the legendary Dr. Sylvia Earle and her sidekick, Shannon the Shark, for inspirational talk about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot and protecting our waters After a week of engaging videos, citizen science, activities and challenges for kids, tune in to our first annual Hope Spot Youth Summit!  Hear from one of the most passionate and inspiring marine biologists in the world, Dr. Sylvia Earle.  Learn how you can become more involved in protecting our Hope Spot. Check your…

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Panel Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Sylvia Earle, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Florida Aquarium, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, and City of Dunedin

October 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FREE

Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Week is upon us! Join us for a stimulating panel discussion followed by Q&A with Dr. Sylvia Earle and local organizations making waves to protect our local waters as they share their work. Learn about recent progress they’ve made and exciting breakthroughs that can facilitate restoration efforts both locally and around the world! Then hear from one of the most respected and inspiring marine biologists, Dr. Sylvia Earle, on the importance of their work, the…

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October 2021

Hope Spot Youth Summit with Dr. Sylvia Earle

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
FREE

Legendary Dr. Sylvia Earle, Inspector Planet, and Dr. G engage our youth with inspirational discussion about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot and protecting our waters. Join us for an exciting youth summit  with "Inspector Planet" Dr. Tracy Fanara and "Her Deepness" Dr. Sylvia Earle! We will also hear from Blue-Green Connections Hope for the Future Winners and the Roots and Shoots Chapter from the University of Tampa with their "shell-tastic" video made right here in our Hope Spot! Learn…

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Panel Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Sylvia Earle and local experts

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot 2nd Anniversary is upon us! Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot 2nd Anniversary is upon us! Join us for an exciting panel discussion featuring speakers from renowned organizations dedicated to protecting our precious Gulf waters! You will learn more about our shared Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot features, threats to the health of our precious waters, and what YOU can do to help! All donations support the 501(c)3 not for profit organization Blue-Green Connections' mission to…

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November 2021

Beach Cleanup on Honeymoon Island

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Oasis Beach – Honeymoon Island, Oasis Beach
Dunedin, FL 34698 United States
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Join Blue-Green Connections and Keep Pinellas Beautiful for a cleanup at Honeymoon Island State Park! About this event WHEN: Saturday, November 6th from 9 AM to 11 AM WHERE TO MEET: Oasis Beach at Honeymoon Island State Park WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear closed toed shoes and clothing you don't mind getting dirty. We recommend a hat or sunglasses too. For the safety of our staff and volunteers, masks are encouraged. WHAT TO EXPECT: All cleanup supplies are provided including pickers, reusable gloves, trash…

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