Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

Science Spooktacular By the Sea

From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery, to science that glows in the dark, amazing sea creatures await you at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children under 2 are free. Visit www.navarresciencestation.org for more information.

Navarre Fishing Rodeo

The Navarre Chamber Foundation is excited to once again bring to anglers young and old, novice and expert, the 5th Annual Navarre Fishing Rodeo set to take place Oct. 21 and 22.  This event has become a very popular and much anticipated fishing opportunity with participation growing each year.  Buy tickets at Half Hitch Navarre […]

Juana’s Annual Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

Juana’s Pagodas is having their annual Oktoberfest Beer Tasting from noon to 4 p.m. There will be marine life and interactive exhibits for the kids provided by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Cost is $15 for beer tasting. For more information, visit www.juanaspagodas.com.

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Sea Turtle Extravaganza Learn about sea turtles through games, crafts, jellyfish hat photos and more on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.   Navarre Fishing Rodeo The Navarre Chamber Foundation is excited to once […]

Coastal Cleanup bags the trash

Coastal Cleanup bags the trash

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station volunteers Seth Ivanoff, 17, Christian Arens, 17, Thomas Moore, 17 and Silas Yeomans, 16, pick up trash form the dunes on Navarre Beach Saturday as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Dozens of volunteers showed up locally while thousands turned out around the world. Featured in the Sept. 21 […]

Students dive into lionfish research

Students dive into lionfish research

Navarre and Gulf Breeze students cut into more than 100 lionfish last week as part of a large dissection research project. The students of Navarre High School, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, Gulf Breeze High School and others in Escambia County were partnering with the University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation […]

Beaches to Woodlands returns early this year

Beaches to Woodlands returns early this year

Labor Day weekend marks the end of the traditional tourism peak season, and that can mean months of fewer visitors and lower profits known as the shoulder season. Bed tax collections, the money paid to the county by visitors for temporary lodging, tend to be lower. Despite July posting 32 percent bed tax growth, many […]

New teacher dives in at science station

New teacher dives in at science station

As schools across Santa Rosa County begin planning their field trips to the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS), a new teacher has jumped on board to help connect these children to the marine world. Biology teacher Sara Taylor has always loved the ocean, even if she has not always been near it she said. […]

Thousands of sea hares invade reef

Thousands of sea hares invade reef

The invasion slithered along the depths, antenna-like appendages quivering as they sought their prey. Their squishy, frilled and speckled bodies could be seen hunting by the thousands along the sandy bottom of Navarre Beach’s near shore snorkel reefs. This is no alien invasion, but it is certainly unusual, said Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS) […]

Gulf Coast Discovery Center seeking new site

Gulf Coast Discovery Center seeking new site

Navarre Beach’s Gulf Coast Discovery Center has cleared another hurdle toward construction, but it’s also facing a new set of questions. The Discovery Center project was approved as part of a larger multiyear plan for BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill RESTORE Pot 1 funds submitted by Santa Rosa County to the U.S. Treasury, which will […]

At thirteen years old she’s the dive master

At thirteen years old she’s the dive master

At 8 years old, Taryn Felde had taken her first diving lesson. She had her first scuba certification by 10, and by age 11, she had performed her first dive rescue. A year later she was officially recognized as a certified master scuba diver, the highest certification she can achieve at her age. All told […]

Reef camera out of commission

Reef camera out of commission

For those that enjoy checking in on the world below the surface on Navarre Beach via the Navarre Beach Science Station’s (NBMSS) underwater reef camera, the last few days may have been disappointing. The camera has been off line. In fact, it’s not even under the water. It’s been shipped off for repair. This self-cleaning […]

Kids plunge into learning at science station camp

Kids plunge into learning at science station camp

Despite patches of rainy weather, the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station launched the first of this year’s summer camps last week. Dolphin Discovery had children entering third through eighth grade learning and playing along Navarre Beach June 12 through 16. The children participated in a variety of activities that familiarized them with the species that […]

Local children restore sand dunes

Local children restore sand dunes

With shovels and sea oats in hand, dozens of children of all ages set to work June 7 restoring vegetation along the Navarre Beach sand dunes at the foot of the fishing pier as part of Planting for Protection. The event was a partnership between the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station and Dune Doctors to […]

Tunes by the Dunes launched

Tunes by the Dunes launched

After 10 years of Thursdays in the Park, the revamping of the annual weekly concert series as Tunes by the Dunes made its debut on Navarre Beach Thursday to a packed crowd. Hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce this 14 week series offers food, children’s activities and live music in a variety […]

West Navarre students’ end of year projects wow

West Navarre students’ end of year projects wow

West Navarre Intermediate School students in Janet Bryan’s and Jessica Teague’s classes closed out the school year with a hands-on project to wow their parents. Bryan’s class created Neon Navarre. This underwater –themed display glowed with black light paint turning the students’ classroom into a foreign looking nightscape. Read the full article in the June […]

Planting for Protection

Dune Doctors, LLC, a coastal erosion control firm, and the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station invite the public to participate in a hands-on learning event, “Planting for Protection,” beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Navarre Beach. In a project designed to both protect the Navarre Beach dune system and to educate students […]

Tourism board cuts event funding by half

Tourism board cuts event funding by half

Following spike in grant applications, the county Tourism Development Council (TDC) took a hard line stance on requirements to receive their funds, cutting event grant spending in half. More than $115,000 in funds was requested for 30 events throughout Santa Rosa County as part of the Local Event/Marketing Grant program. Only 14 events received approximately […]

RED Day adds curb appeal

RED Day adds curb appeal

Trimming trees, pulling weeds, planting flowers, mowing lawns and more, the Keller Williams Navarre Dream Team was hard at work beautifying front yards as part of its annual RED Day. RED stands for renew, energize and donate. On May 11, Keller Williams offices across the country closed for a day as employees donned red shirts […]

Autism OdysSea brings fun, support for autism

Autism OdysSea brings fun, support for autism

Hundreds of children on the autism spectrum, their families, volunteers and community members flooded the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Saturday for the fifth annual Autism OdysSea, resulting in record turnout. This annual event brings together a community need with the science station’s mission of educating the public on the marine environment and promoting conservation […]

Local graduate pursues conservation at Key West Aquarium

Local graduate pursues conservation at Key West Aquarium

Often there is a moment in life that a person can point to when they discover their passion. There is that one experience or piece of advice that launches a lifelong pursuit. For Key West Aquarium aquarist and college student Laura Canella, that moment came on a student field trip to the Florida Keys with […]

Students from Navarre scuba dive in the Florida Keys

Students from Navarre scuba dive in the Florida Keys

Nighttime scuba diving, researching the growth of coral reefs and exploring an aquarium behind the scenes were some of the highlights of this month’s annual trip to the Florida Keys by students from the Navarre Beach Science Station. Science station director Charlene Mauro said the students gained real-world knowledge of the lessons they learned in […]

Giving in full bloom at Spring Fling

Giving in full bloom at Spring Fling

For its 11th year, the Navarre Garden Club’s Spring Fling blossomed at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. The brightly themed event is one of the two major fundraisers for the club. The fling’s counterpart, Santa’s Workshop, take place near Christmas and features a holiday theme. Read the full article in the April […]

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

The sweet smell of barbecue and savory smell of fresh seafood filled Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze during the third Grillin’ in the Breeze Saturday. The competition barbecue event featured fish dishes, a variety of grilled meats and more. Patrons who paid $12 were able to sample the delicious treats and vote for their favorite […]

Autism OdysSea celebrates fifth anniversary

Autism OdysSea celebrates fifth anniversary

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is preparing to host its fifth annual Autism OdysSea. The event brings families with children who have autism spectrum disorders to Navarre Beach for a day of learning and fun focused on marine life. Read the full article in the April 6 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

Seagrass festival teaches conservation lessons

Seagrass festival teaches conservation lessons

Gulf Breeze Shoreline Park south was busy Saturday as volunteers, scientists and community members celebrated Santa Rosa Sound’s seagrass beds during the Seagrass Awareness Festival. Organizer Chris Verlinde of the UF/IFAS Extension Office’s Sea Grant program said the festival combines education and fun. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Homeschoolers dive into science at beach event

Homeschoolers dive into science at beach event

More than 100 homeschool children dipped their toes into science Friday at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

‘Flip-Flops and Teaching Spots’ draws hundreds of applicants

‘Flip-Flops and Teaching Spots’ draws hundreds of applicants

Santa Rosa County’s first teacher recruitment event drew more than 480 potential candidates and garnered even more on a waiting list to fill openings in Santa Rosa schools. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Girls empowered to pursue STEAM careers

Girls empowered to pursue STEAM careers

In scientific and mathematical fields, males out number females 4 to 1. A study published in the journal Science found that by the time girls are 6 years old, they believe males are more likely to be “really, really smart” than females. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

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