CBA – Students Study the Coast

The Seaside Neighborhood School students stepped off the bus to Inlet Beach, surrounded by dunes and facing the beautiful aquamarine of the Gulf of Mexico. To start their yearlong Dunes in Schools program, the seventh graders plant the very sea oats that other students raised the year before, beginning a new cycle of environmental education and…

Coastal Angler – Pinfish Grand Nationals

Over 80 teams of kids and their adult sponsors fanned out across Niceville’s Bluewater Bay Marina for the Pinfish Grand Nationals. Children sixteen and under strung bait on monofilament lines, flung them over the side of the wooden marina docks, and paddled in kayaks. Read the rest of the article at the Coastal Angler! Page…

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance – Fish ID

The hot summer sun bounces off the water’s surface on Western Lake in Walton County. Challen Hyman, joint environmental research scientist with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute​ at Northwest Florida State College (MKEI), readies a seine net, as Brandy Foley, CBA monitoring coordinator, checks their location. Richie Gray, MKEI…