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Seagrass Awareness Festival

 Chris Verlinde
Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent
Santa Rosa County

What:      11th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration
You never know who you’ll meet at the Seagrass Awareness Festival! Photo Credits: Andrew Diller

When:      March 26, 2011
See and touch the animals that live in seagrass! Photo Credits: Andrew Diller

               10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Where:     Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze (Across from the Recreation center on Shoreline Drive)

Contact:   Chris Verlinde 850-623-3868

Visit http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu and click on marine for more information!

Seagrass Awareness is an annual family event held at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This year activities will include live marine life in touch tanks, “eat a seagrass bed,” make a shark tooth necklace, seining, games, fishing, marine creatures, arts and crafts, food, displays, explore a seagrass bed, boating safety, fishing, kayaking and more! In addition, we will have information on scallop and oyster gardening!

Bring your family and friends, water, sunscreen, hat, water shoes, lawn chairs and join us for a fun filled day!

Participating organizations include: The Environmental Education Coordination Team, University of Florida IFAS Extension: Florida Sea Grant Extension, Florida Master Naturalists, Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA), Ecosystem Restoration; Resource Rangers, the Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida, Mil Flores, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, the Pensacola Recreational Fishing Association and more!

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/12/seagrass-awareness-festival/