From Shelves to the Shores education program offered by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance at area libraries

January 29, 2016

 Please join the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance at the either the Niceville Public Library, Coastal Branch Library or Destin Library to Learn about the Choctawhatchee Bay and all the animals that live there!

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) alongside NWF Environmental Stewards will kick off their “From Shelves to the Shores” Program with three community libraries—Niceville Public Library, Destin Library and the Coastal Branch Library in South Walton.

Over the next three months, CBA will host activities every other week at these libraries for children aged 4-12. The children will participate in array of activities that range from growing a native, shoreline grass to observing live animals to creating their very own oyster.

“This year we are expanding our program to include three community libraries,” said CBA’s Education Coordinator Brittany Tate, “We hope this program encourages children to fall in love with our local waters through fun, hands-on education.”

The project is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to come to their closest library to learn something new about the Choctawhatchee Bay and the local environment.

Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail,, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

First Thursday & Third Saturday
Thursday, Feb. 4 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 -10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 3 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 7 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Dr N, Niceville, FL 32578

Second Thursday & Fourth Saturday
Thursday, Feb. 11 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 11:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon
Thursday, March 10 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 1:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon
Thursday, April 14 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 11:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon

Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave., Destin, FL 32541

Second Saturday & Fourth Tuesday
Saturday, Feb. 13 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 29 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19 3:30-4:30 p.m.