Education

One Ocean Film Tour at Watersound Origins Sep 17-18

Enjoy a night of inspiring ocean themed films under the stars. Choose from Friday or Saturday night. The same exciting stories will be shown each night! Due to demand, the event will take place over 2 nights – the same films will be shown each night, allowing twice as many people to enjoy the event!

FULL LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

WHERE: Watersound Origins Village Commons | 530 Pathways Drive, Watersound, FL 32461

The Story of Seaside, Florida

Ever wonder how the town of Seaside, Florida began? It's become an extremely popular place to visit and served as a model that many new small towns have followed. Read on to learn about the history of Seaside.

Time was, families coming to the beach stayed in simple cottages…in beach towns where porch-sitting and strolling were activities at least as important as swimming and sunbathing.

Red Tide Reports and Information for South Walton & 30A Florida

Red Tide can ruin a day at the beach in Walton County, Florida. Luckily, Red Tide is pretty rare in South Walton. The 30A beaches rarely get Red Tide, but when it come it is no fun. Sometimes it is very mild and people think it is an allergy attack. Sometimes it is severe and makes you feel like you have the flu.

Visit the SoWal Forum for local reports and current red tide status for South Walton & 30A Florida >

Help Sea Turtles by Keeping SoWal Beaches Clean & Dark

South Walton beaches are a go-to destination for summer fun and for sea turtles. On our amazing white sands, several species of sea turtles return each year to build a nest and lay their eggs.

It’s sea turtle nesting season once again and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers to take precautions that can help protect these federally threatened and endangered marine reptiles.

Spring Reveals Our Spectacular South Walton Coastal Dune Lakes

It’s an exciting time of year in SoWal - when locals break out of hibernation, prepare for tourist season, and plan for stellar outdoor fun. Fortunately, our community is filled with stunning landscapes and enlightening cultural activities throughout the year to keep us engaged and entertained. Our coastal dune lakes, with their spectacular wildlife and brilliant sunsets, give us year-round canvases to observe, photograph and paint.

OLLI at FSU, PC30A Classes Come to SoWal

Locals interested in expanding their creative horizons will be able to do so shortly with the expansion of the OLLI at FSU, PC30A class curriculum starting up right here in our SoWal community. OLLI (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) has been in existence for a number of years, all over the country, and the scholarly program, tailored for folks who want to learn in a stress-free environment with no tests, no grades, and no homework, will get underway with registration beginning January 27, 2020.

Cultural Arts Alliance Opens Pottery Studio At Bayou Arts Center

 The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)  has opened a new Pottery Studio at the Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach. Classes will begin in Fall with reservations being on a first-come, first-served basis.

The gift of pottery equipment several years ago by long-time CAA members and artists Tom and Karen McGee was the catalyst for the idea of the Pottery Studio, which came to fruition through a generous donation from Shawn and Richard Tomasello.

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