Education

Seaside Pavilions are Unique Gateways to Beach Bliss

If you’ve ever driven down Scenic 30A through Seaside, then chances are you've seen one or more of the Seaside pavilions on the Gulf.

They are beautiful and enticing. They may be the most photographed architecture in South Walton, and they are also quite significant to SoWal’s history and architectural story. The nine pavilions help make our community stand out from other beach destinations, and each structure is unique in appearance and designed by a different architect.

Explore The Outdoors Festival Oct 15

The 7th annual Explore The Outdoors Festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 am – 2 pm at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing in Freeport. This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities include fishing, kayaking, archery, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts, giveaways and more.

Swim Safely Under South Walton Beach Flags

A trip to the beach should be fun and care free. But leaving common sense at home can be deadly. Millions of visitors trip to SoWal every year to enjoy our beautiful beaches, and we take beach safety seriously.

One of the first things to know about Walton County beaches is the excellent beach flag system we have. There is a flag pole in sight from nearly every foot of beach in SoWal.

Text "flag" to 31279 for regular surf condition alerts.

Gulf World Marine Institute Receives Disney Conservation Grant

Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Disney Conservation Fund after working in conjunction with New England Aquarium to care for 50 cold stunned sea turtles. The grant will help offset the costs of the rehabilitation process for the New England cold stunned sea turtles that have since been medically cleared and released into the Gulf of Mexico.

EO Wilson Biophilia Center Announces Summer Fun and Camps

Of course we all love the beach but we also love the REAL FLorida with swamps and creeks, backwoods, native plants and wildlife. We also love learning all about it and our favorite place is just up the road in Freeport. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center recently announced summer hours and camps for kids this Summer. Here is the latest Biophilia news.
 

Celebrating the 14th Annual Seaside Half Marathon & 5K Feb 26-28

The Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Race, presented by Vera Bradley, is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 28, along with some incredible parties and expos leading up to race day. This is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year in South Walton, Florida. For the 14th year we celebrate this out-and-back, fast and mostly flat course where runners from all over the US pass quaint beach towns, dune lakes, and the world's most beautiful beaches. All proceeds benefit the Seaside School Foundation.

WIN Entry to Apple Classic 5K and 10K at Hammock Bay Feb 20

Run, Walk, Educate with Walton Education Foundation at the 5th Annual Apple Classic 5K and 10K Run on Saturday, February 20, 2016 hosted in the Freeport community of Hammock Bay where students, educators, families, and more will run and walk for Walton County education.
 

SoWal.com is giving away 4 adult entries to the race! Please respond with a comment on this story if you would like to be entered for a chance to WIN. Winners will be contacted Friday, Feb. 12.

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