Parents looking for a truly inspiring setting for their children to develop creativity, art skills and an appreciation for nature and the visual arts need look no further than the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East in Freeport, Florida. The Biophilia Center is hosting Abrakadoodle-Northwest Florida for an impressive array of affordable, nature-themed camp programs for children ages 5-12. Summer camps kick-off June 5, with weekly sessions each Wednesday through July 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on the western end of Scenic 30A should be at the top of your must do list. No visit to South Walton is complete without seeing our masterpiece of a park, where wild coastal forest and serene dune lakes meet the glorious Gulf.
The Board of Trustees of The St. Joe Community Foundation announced a grant of $10,000 to Sinfonia Gulf Coast in recognition and support of the non-profit symphony orchestra’s performance and education programs for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
Get out and celebrate the Earth at the Biophilia Center for the Earth Day Festival. The event will feature bluegrass music with Franko and Fiends, food, environmental demos, animal ambassadors, arts and crafts, hikes, and so much more. The Earth Day Festival starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 3:00 p.m. Tickets are just $2 and children under six get in free.
For the 6th consecutive year the SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program will take place this summer at Ed Walline Park under the supervision of Gary Wise, South Walton Fire District Beach Safety Director assisted by the South Walton Fire District Professional Lifeguards.
You know Seaside. The pastel houses and the picket fences. Families pedaling to the ice cream shop, bike following bike following bike. It seems impossible to imagine, but long before what you see today, Seaside was just a dream. A dream of one man.
During the month of April, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine Program is hosting the 2nd Annual “Music in Pictures”, an art exhibit featuring the work of 328 Walton County students. The exhibit, displayed in the hospital’s lobby, upstairs atrium, and Outpatient Waiting Area, showcases artwork created by students in grades K-12 who listened to and visually interpreted six selections from Carnival of the Animals by composer Camille Saint-Saens.
This year over one billion people in 192 countries will participate in various events all over the world to celebrate Earth Day. How and where will you join in and make a difference? Emerald Coast residents, here’s your chance and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is the place.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, Florida Sea Grant, and Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invite you to the 5th Annual Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5K Race on April 20, 2013.
The Third Annual "It's a Spring Thing" event takes place April 6 from 10am-2pm at the beautiful location of Camp Helen State Park, and is presented by the Department of Environmental Protection, the park and Friends of Camp Helen State Park. The event is a fun, interactive experience that promotes a variety of activities and resources available in Walton County, Bay County and the surrounding areas.
Band and music education are an important part of our area’s middle and high school curriculums. But unfortunately, with reduced state budgets and cuts in county music program spending, funds for new band instrument purchases in most local schools are a challenge. This has prompted more pressure on parents to foot the bill in purchasing or renting a musical instrument for their child to participate in band.