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Choctawhatchee Basin service-learning project in Niceville

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The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College and the Niceville Public Library will kick off their “From Shelves to Shores: Winter Reading Challenge” on Feb. 12, with the start of a 4-month, service-learning project for local children.

Once a month, CBA will host an activity for children at the Niceville Library. The activities will include growing Spartina alterniflora in salt marsh nurseries and learning about the Choctawhatchee Bay through hands-on experiences.

The program’s goal is to enhance our community’s understanding of the bay, their environment, and community service. The project is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to come participate each month to learn something new about the Choctawhatchee Bay and the local environment.

Monthly activities will occur from 4 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Feb. 12 (Introduction to Salt Marshes)
  • March 12 (Recycling Oysters)
  •  April 9 (Rain Barrel Fun)
  • May 14 (Observation Tanks)
  •  May 21 (Project Celebration)

For more information, contact Brittany Tate at (850) 217-5382 or tateb@nwfsc.edu.

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