West Navarre Intermediate teacher Ryan Duphiney figured it was a long shot, but he reached out to Jordan Leggett about helping with a science video for his class. Leggett was in the middle of finalizing everything for his wedding in Santa Rosa Beach but agreed to drive over to Navarre the Tuesday after spring break […]
With tiaras on their heads and lab coats on their shoulders, hundreds of girls got up close with science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) March 12 during GEEKS Night at Woodlawn Beach Middle School. GEEKS, which stands for Girls Educating and Encouraging Knowledge, was created by south Santa Rosa educators in partnership with the […]
Holley Navarre Middle School dominated the competition Thursday night at the 64th Annual West Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair taking the most 1stplace wins and Special Awards. Mrs. Huggins won the Teacher award at the 64th annual West Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair. She is also a Leader for Girl Scout Troop 807. […]
Bring your friends, grab a drink, and unleash your inner scientist at the Emerald Coast Science Center. Ticket price ($25) includes admission, drink tickets for beer and wine, and pizza. Guests age 21+ (IDs will be checked at the door). For more information, visit www.ecscience.org.
More than playing with bones, the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station made another first last week as fifth graders visiting the station got hands on with a real-life manatee skeleton. The activity is led by high school dual enrollment students, and station Director Charlene Mauro said the activity is the first time fifth graders have […]
West Navarre Intermediate School teacher Dustin Nelson has been awarded the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the fifth-grade science teacher for the award Wednesday during their Rookie of the Year Reception. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]
Ever wondered how much fun it would be to play on a room-sized iPad? Head over to the Emerald Coast Science Center, 31 Memorial Parkway SW, for the Science of SMALLab, where you’ll learn about this cutting-edge exhibit and get to experience an embodied learning environment firsthand. Event is for adults age 21 & up […]
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, […]
More than a decade ago, Tina Wells could be found at Eglin Air Force Base working with a variety of dead pathogens. She was an epidemiologist doing secret work for the U.S. Department of Defense, studying how certain strains of illnesses traveled and spread when released into the air. When that work wrapped up, […]
These days it seems that everything is retro. Or vintage. Or old school. We are inspired by days past and it hits every part of the market: fashion, entertainment, automobiles. Even Miller Lite saw its sales skyrocket and market share grow when it went back to the 1970s can logo. The latest thing to go […]
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.
Northwest Florida is home to dozens of companies that require highly skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet that need, Santa Rosa County School District has proposed the creation of Innovation High School. This new STEM-centric school would focus on preparing students for these careers through rigorous curriculum without the […]
While severe weather conditions have canceled parts of this year’s Great Scallop Search in Santa Rosa Sound, volunteers with the UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Santa Rosa County office will take to the surf again Saturday in hopes of finding seagrass-dwelling bay scallops. The Great Scallop Search is an annual event put on by the […]
As the second year of STEAM education in the Santa Rosa County school system comes to a close, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick can say with confidence that the program has exceeded expectations. “We started this with goals to develop students who could facilitate, collaborate and be innovative,” Wyrosdick said. “It has far surpassed our expectations and […]
The Navarre High School lunchroom was packed Saturday morning as children of all ages foamed, dissected and explored science experiments under the guidance of high school honors students. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
The National Honor Science Society is hosting Science Rocks Day on Saturday, Mar. 11 at the Navarre High School from 9 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria. The event features marshmallow explosions, arts and crafts, treats and much more. For more information, call 850-936-6080.
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 […]
More than 100 educators and innovators from all over the country and even outside the U. S. flocked to Santa Rosa County schools Tuesday to experience firsthand how the school district is revolutionizing the teaching of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.) Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. […]
Eight Holley-Navarre Middle School students are headed to the state science fair. Lauren Bautista, Kate Fey, Callista Salazar, Donovyn Ray, Regan Rudzki, Angel Morris, Kavay Howell and Avery Ottley are the state qualifiers. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]
For students of Santa Rosa County, complex weather data are at their fingertips thanks to four WeatherSTEM units posted at schools in the south end of the county. Though these poles sticking out of the dirt covered in electronics might not seem interesting, they are bursting with information on temperature, wind, barometric pressure, rainfall, lightning […]
For Santa Rosa County residents looking to complete their high school diploma the county library system offers a free solution that can be completed in under a year. Career High School Online is an accredited online classroom through Cengage company designed to allow adults to complete their diploma without having to repeat courses they have […]
As the second half of the school year looms on the horizon, many high school juniors are gearing up for college preparation while seniors finalize their plans for post-graduation. For many students, part of that planning involves taking the ACT or SAT. Most universities and colleges require a score on at least one of these […]
PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox announce “The Search For Hidden Figures” contest to discover emerging female visionaries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and you have until Dec. 10 to enter. The contest is inspired by the upcoming film “Hidden Figures” and will award up to $200,000 in scholarships to promising female leaders. This […]
First time competitors Gulf Breeze High School took third place with their hand built robot Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics Competition at the University of West Florida, beating out 20 of the 23 other schools from five counties in northwest Florida. Two of the other top placers hailed from Santa Rosa […]
Creepy goo, slimy dissections and mysterious organisms; this year’s Science Spooktacular got children of all ages hands on with dozens of labs and activities focused on teaching science and conservation Friday and Saturday at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS). The event featured dozens of Halloween themed booths focused on exposing children to science […]
Hundreds of homeschoolers throughout the Southeast gathered at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS) Friday, Oct. 14 to touch and explore at the Homeschool Ocean Science Mini Festival. The festival featured a variety of learning experiences scattered throughout the station as well as the coast of the Santa Rosa Sound. Visitors hailed from local […]
Santa Rosa County students will be able to tour the home of a middle-class family in Africa through virtual reality or witness the impressive forces of a train hitting a car from inside the vehicle or even submit the tire design for NASA’s next Mars rover. And it is all thanks to STEAM Innovate. The […]
Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack gives a simple answer in regards to his thoughts on the number of tests students take each year. “I believe without a doubt that students are over-tested,” Noack said. Noack has no problem with tests being done in the schools. He understands the purpose behind them. “As an educator […]
Sharp public speaking skills and an intimate knowledge of shot guns meant a state 4-H victory for two Santa Rosa teen ladies at this summer’s State 4-H Competition. Katie Carmichael, 18 and Sydney English, 15, took first place at the state competition for their presentation of “Hit it With Your Best Shot” an illustrated talk, […]
Holley-Navarre Intermediate school teacher Lauren Goodin participated in interactive activities and workshops focused on teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) July 14-17 during the 2016 Discovery Education Summer STEMmersion. The program was part of a five-year partnership between the Santa Rosa County School District and Discovery Education for the STEAM INNOVATE! Initiative. STEAM adds […]