18th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Staff reports


Learn about seagrasses, the marine creatures that live there, and how to protect them at the 18th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration. 
The free event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.
Family-focused activities include: live marine life in touch tanks, “eat a seagrass bed,” seining, games, fishing, marine creatures, marine debris, arts and crafts including making shark tooth necklaces, boating and water safety, kayaking and food vendors. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, hat, water shoes, and lawn chairs.

Participating organizations include:

US EPA, Gulf Ecology Division
Ocean Hour
Navarre Beach Kayaks
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Florida Sea Grant
UF/IFAS Master Gardeners
Arcadia Mill Site
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Gulf Breeze Marine Science Club
Ne3rd, Niche Energy, Environmental Resource Development, LLC
Pensacola Beach Lifeguards
Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

If you would like to participate in this event by offering an activity or a display, contact Chris Verlinde, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Sea Grant extension agent, (850) 623-3868 or chrismv@ufl.edu