From Shelves to the Shores for children

Special to The Log

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) with NWF Environmental Stewards will kick off their “From Shelves to the Shores” Program at the Niceville Public Library, Coastal Branch Library or Destin Library.

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.

Each library will host six lessons until April, when they will take a field trip to the bay to plant shoreline grasses and explore the bay.

Destin Library schedule:

• Feb. 13: Salt Marsh Exploration 10 a.m.

• Feb. 23: Adventure in the Watershed, 3:30 p.m.

• March 12: The Crafty Oyster, 10 a.m.

• March 29: Water Pollution Wipeout, 3:30 p.m.

• April 9: Touch Tank with Live Creatures, 10 a.m.

• April 19: Field trip to the Bay, 3:30 p.m.