Education

Let Your Artist Soul Soar at Bayou Arts Center

There's no prettier setting to let your artist soul soar than the Bayou Arts Center on Hogtown Bayou! The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) offers a dynamic collection of workshops throughout the year called “CAA’s Workshop Wave.” Most half-day classes are $30 for CAA members and  $35 for non-members. Most full day classes are $60 for members and $70 for non-members. All classes are open to the public to reserve.

Coastal Dune Lakes Episode 11 - Prayer of the Woods

It was a sweltering summer day with little to no cloud coverage, and we were filming a tour of South Walton with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. The tour started in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, where Park Services Specialist Jeff Talbert and Dr. Sarah Schindele pointed out a plethora of unique plants, explaining the ecology of the park, as well as the steps that are taken to maintain such a distinct and fragile natural area.

Made with Love Bazaar and Bake Sale at Tree House Montessori Nov. 23

The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School will host a bazaar and bake sale called Made with Love on Sunday, November 23 from 8am-3pm in the Sandefur Hall at Christ the King Episcopal Church.
 
An array of homemade, hand baked and hand crafted items will be available for purchase, including desserts, pies, gourmet pastries, casseroles, jams, breakfast items, appetizers and other delicious goodies. All goods are made with love and care by Tree House parents and Christ the King church members and friends.
 

FWC & Partners Unlock Mysteries of Red Tide in 5-Year Study

Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published new findings on Florida’s red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae. This publication is the culmination of an unprecedented collaboration on red tide research in the Gulf of Mexico led by the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Sacred Heart to Host Free Community Education Classes in October

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is offering free community education/support opportunities throughout October, including stroke and breast-cancer support groups, classes on joint replacement surgery and diabetes management, and seminars on financial matters and healthy living targeted to senior adults. The hospital also hosts a monthly blood drive by OneBlood, including wellness checks for participants.

Discover Roads Less Traveled in SoWal This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to go Ecosploring in Walton County - clear and cool blue skies, sparkling gulf waters, and a breezy, relaxed feeling permeates the air. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, announces the fall season of its popular eco-tourism initiative - Eco Adventures of Walton County.

Coastal Dune Lakes Episode 5 - A Prayer for the Dune Lakes

My Coastal Dune Lake

Ancient crystle dunes
engulfed by a risen sea.
Ocean shrinks to gulf in time,
baring mounds of sugared quartz.

Rare pools of sparkling life are born
to milliniums of nurturing kisses
from a coddling saline surf.

Embracing tides wash life to benthic worlds
as needle rush nurseries feed
flora, fauna, future.

Flyoff vapors, cool and collected,
fall to stream across shore to sea,
barrow for the rapt organic cornucopia
of our ever renewing coastal plash.

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