17th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration
Learn about seagrasses, the marine creatures that live there, and how to protect them at the 17th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration.  The free  event will be held Sat., Mar. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, US EPA Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze High School, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Master Gardeners, Ocean Hour, Navarre Beach Kayaks, Escambia County Natural Resources. 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

Extension Service programs are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin. 

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