Coastal Encounters: Open House at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station & Kids Fishing Clinic at the Navarre Pier
Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent
Santa Rosa County
Join us for Coastal Encounters: Grand Opening of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Celebration on Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10 am until 2 pm. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is located in the county park on Navarre Beach at 8638 Blue Heron Circle.
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Photo Credits: Chris Verlinde
As part of the Beaches to Woodlands Tour, Coastal Encounters is one of many events throughout Santa Rosa County that will showcase the coastal and natural areas of our county. Navarre High School Marine Biology students will present many hands-on activities such as: shark myths, eat an estuary, marine debris, fish painting, shell identification, sea turtles, shark dissection and more!
Youth learning to fish on Navarre Beach. Photo Credits: Chris Verlinde
In addition, environmental education activities and displays will be provided by local organizations, agencies, and schools. Participants will be able to tour the Marine Science Station and learn about opportunities of how they can support the station. Several displays will focus on various issues such as protecting area waterways and coastal habitats. Information on sharks, water safety, disaster preparedness and other local environmental issues will be included. Learn about live marine critters at the touch tank, experience kayaking and fishing. Arts & craft activities will include making sea turtle maracas, fish painting and more!
Just outside the park, the Kids Fishing Clinic will take place at the Navarre Pier, from 8 am until noon. The first 75 children, ages 5-12 will receive free access onto the fishing pier and a fishing rod and reel!
Admission is FREE for both of these Coastal Encounters events! Join us for this fun-filled day!
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
Open House at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station 10 am - 2 pm
Kids Fishing Clinic at the Navarre Beach Pier, 8am - noon
For more information, contact Chris Verlinde 623-3868 or Debbie Holland 983-5359.