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Panhandle Outdoors Water School – St. Joseph Bay

Panhandle Outdoors Water School – St. Joseph Bay

Our first POL program will happen this week – August 17 – at the Navarre Beach snorkel reef, and is sold out!  We are glad you all are interested in these programs.

 

Well!  We have another one for you.  The Natural Resource Extension Agents from UF IFAS Extension will be holding a two-day water school at St. Joseph Bay.  Participants will learn all about the coastal ecosystems surrounding St. Joe Bay in the classroom, snorkeling, and kayaking.  Kayaks and overnight accommodations are available for those interested.  This water school will be September 19-20.  For more information contact Extension Agent Ray Bodrey in Gulf County or Erik Lovestrand in Franklin.  Information and registration can be found at https://stjosephbay-waterschool.eventbrite.com.


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Author: Rick O’Connor – roc1@ufl.edu

Sea Grant Extension Agent in Escambia County

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Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

polNorthwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are expanding their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” field trips into two-day events for 2016. They will include presentations as well as traditional excursions to explore and learn about the Panhandle’s signature aquatic ecosystems.

This upcoming two-day, September 7 & 8,  educational adventure is based at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve near the coastal town of Port. St. Joe, Florida. It includes field tours of unique coastal uplands, presentations by scientists and naturalists, and a kayak trip to explore the underwater life of the seagrass beds.

The St. Joseph Bay Ecosystem is home to one of the richest concentrations of marine grasses along the Northern Gulf Coast. It supports an amazing diversity of fish, aquatic invertebrates and birds. Other local habitats of significance include nesting beaches of loggerhead sea turtles, salt marshes that support secretive marsh birds, and pine flatwoods uplands.  

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Join us to explore these waters and learn more about the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures!

There are several ticket options for this water school to choose from at Eventbrite.com.  For more information please contact Erik Lovestrand at 850-653-9337 or elovestrand@ufl.edu and download this printer friendly flyer:  Panhandle Outdoors St. Joseph Bay 2016

 

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Author: admin – webmaster@ifas.ufl.edu

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Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/23/panhandle-outdoors-st-joseph-bay-coastal-ecosystem-water-school/