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Cutting edge laboratory science annex opens at UWF

Cutting edge laboratory science annex opens at UWF

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering celebrated Sept. 19 the grand opening of the Laboratory Sciences Annex, a state-of-the-art facility that provides additional space for wet teaching labs and offices for faculty and staff. “As UWF grows and improves, we are grateful to add facilities that match the caliber of […]

Humpback whale surprises Panhandle

Humpback whale surprises Panhandle

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officers got a super-sized surprise last week when a humpback whale made a visit to coastal waters along the Gulf of Mexico. The two officers were in the state waters less than 20 miles offshore near Panama City Beach Feb. 15 when they spotted an unusual ocean mammal. […]

Cosky still saving the world

Cosky still saving the world

As Gulf Breeze High School science students tapped away on their computers Jan. 24, a flurry of school district administrators, teachers and people wielding cameras came barging through the doorway with a surprise announcement to make. Science teacher Erin Cosky was named Santa Rosa’s Teacher of the Year. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

UWF breaks ground on Laboratory Sciences Annex

UWF breaks ground on Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering broke ground Jan. 5 on a Laboratory Sciences Annex, which will be connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on the Pensacola campus to provide additional space for classroom and wet research lab needs. The $26.26 million, state-of-the-art facility, comprising 52,790 gross square feet, […]

Tenacity catapults Whiteside to top of her class

Tenacity catapults Whiteside to top of her class

Sydney Whiteside didn’t get to be valedictorian of the Navarre High School Class of 2016 by taking it easy over the last four years. “I did a lot of work, put in a lot of time and didn’t get a lot of sleep,” Whiteside said with a laugh in an interview Tuesday morning. “It was […]

Scharron honored to be Navarre’s salutatorian

Scharron honored to be Navarre’s salutatorian

Natalie Scharron never set a goal of being the salutatorian of the Navarre High School Class of 2016 but she is humbled by the recognition. “It was never a goal of mine, but it is definitely an honor,” Scharron said in an email earlier this week. What is impressive is that Scharron achieved the honor […]

Homeschoolers’ Ocean Awareness Day colossal success

Homeschoolers’ Ocean Awareness Day colossal success

On Friday, March 11 about 150 homeschooled children and their families attended the Homeschoolers’ Ocean Awareness Day hosted by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. The event included educational and interactive displays concerning many topics related to both marine conservation and biology. Field studies of marine life, anatomy and physiology of marine creatures, sea turtle […]