citizen scientists

Junior Audubon gets hands on

Junior Audubon gets hands on

Holley Navarre Middle School students are getting hands on with environmental science thanks to the newly formed Junior Audubon Society Club. Teacher and group organizer Jennifer Butera said the club allows students to experience firsthand the environments and organisms they may only have learned about in textbooks. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 […]

Bioblitz, a science-fantastic hit for all ages

Bioblitz, a  science-fantastic hit for all ages

It didn’t take long for the interest in science to be generated at the inaugural Bioblitz May 21 at Naval Live Oaks, which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. “Right before the start, we had a broadhead Gecko sitting there and everyone just started taking pictures,” said Susan Teel, the Chief of Resource […]

Lessons on lionfish

Lessons on lionfish

Opportunities to learn about lionfish are expanding. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station did a mini camp over spring break and has a summer camp planned June 15-16. Amy Cozart, a science teacher at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, is heading up the camp and expects students to be excited about the opportunity to learn even […]

Bioblitz offers exploration opportunities for citizen scientists

Bioblitz offers exploration opportunities for citizen scientists

Gulf Islands National Seashore will be bustling with activity May 21 as citizen scientists set out to explore nature at Naval Live Oaks in Gulf Breeze. Bioblitz 2016, created through a joint effort of the National Park Service and National Geographic, is providing an opportunity for people of all ages to explore, identify and document […]

Genetic science comes to life at Woodlawn

Genetic science comes to life at Woodlawn

Katy Knapp had never dissected anything in science class until last week. The experience was an enjoyable one as she and her eighth-grade classmates at Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze acted as citizen scientists, dissecting lionfish and putting together DNA samples of what they found inside the stomachs of the invasive fish. Read […]