Managed by Navarre High School: Students at the Marine Science Station at the Navarre Beach Park promoting the appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Florida through education and service.
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Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:25 pm

All the t's are crossed and the i's dotted. The county commission has turned over one of the houses in the Beach county park to the school board for the new Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. The station is not scheduled to officially open till late summer, but there is much to be done before that happens.


The plan is to transform the 3 bedroom house into a lab/classroom. The NHS building construction instructor will be leading the remodeling efforts. Charlene the NHS marine science instructor that got this whole thing going and will be doing a lot of the classes at the Center, has done a great job obtaining grants for much of the equiptment to be used. But none of the grant money can be used for the remodeling. There will be various fund raising programs in the near future as well as various levels of sponsorship. But for right now volunteers are being sought to help with many of the projects leading to the official opening.

This Sat. we will have a work day at the Station from about 9-4(island time) If you have a little time Sat. come on out and help in the transformation. All life skills needed, no special skills required. If you don't have any time come on out anyway and see what's going on!
I feel like time is our most valuable commodity. Give what you can. If you can't make a donation or fund a sponsorship, how about donating some of the "STUFF"you have around the house. here is a partial list of items needed at the your new Science Station.

Construction materials(see Jim Wendel

Zodiak boat for collections-- Large trays for dissections.
Washer and dryer (newer stackable) -- buckets-5 gallon w/lids
rubermaid carts-- heavy duty plastic shelving
Beach cart w/balloon tires -- 16 port+ router
Sand rakes -- PC laptop w/network card
Office Supplies-reams of paper -- Net server w/at least 8G
New USB jump drives-60-- 2 person kayak
Printing Service for name tags -- plastic specimen containers w/lid
New Fishing gear -- Surgical Instruments
Rubermaid bins,18,31,100gal. -- (hemostats,foreceps)
Small electronic fish scales -- Scissors(bandage and surgical)
Waterproof flashlights or dive lites -- Latex free gloves
55 and 35 gal. trash canw/wheels -- Lab coats
and lids -- Hip waders
Rubermaid food storage lg. -- Rubber boots
Plastic cutting boards -- Aquarium filtration set up
Towels( no holes or fringes) -- Lab tables
Similar items you think may be of use.

Contact Charlene at
Chris Verlinde
Jim Wendel

This Marine Science Station is going to be a real asset to Santa Rosa county and beyond.
Come on out and help make it happen!

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