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Gulf Islands National Seashore in USA Today’s 10 Best

Gulf Islands National Seashore in USA Today’s 10 Best

USA Today has named Gulf Islands National Seashore the 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 Best Florida Attraction. This top spot was determined by a period of public voting on destinations nominated by an expert panel. The top 10 were published to 10Best.com, where Gulf Islands took the top spot over contenders including Disney World and the […]

Dream of research center languishes

Dream of research center languishes

The planned 26,000-square-foot teaching lab at Gulf Islands National Seashore, announced with great fanfare in 2014, has stalled. “I don’t say it’s dead. It’s still out there,” National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown said in a recent interview. The envisioned Research and Education Center was to be a joint endeavor of the National Park Service and […]

Black powder demonstrations set to return to Fort Pickens

Black powder demonstrations set to return to Fort Pickens

Any opportunity the national parks get to bring history to life is going to be taken advantage of, and at some point late this spring, black powder demonstrations will be booming again at Fort Pickens. It will be the first time in more than 20 years that demonstrations have occurred at the historic fort, which […]

Students prideful about summer work program role at Gulf Islands

Students prideful about summer work program role at Gulf Islands

Christina McAninley has a background in the Girl Scouts, and so naturally, she loves the outdoors. So when the Navarre High School graduate found out about the Youth Conservation Corps at a job fair at the high school, she jumped at the opportunity to apply for a position. “It seemed like the perfect job because […]