A day of environmentally focused games, activities, and art projects at the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center.
The Chamber along with multiple partner agencies will be presenting information on protecting our beaches and marine habitat in conjunction with World Ocean Day as an environmental education function of the Perdido Area Chamber Foundation.
The open house will feature presentations by Florida Fish and Wildlife on the impact of invasive lionfish, including a live feeding of the lionfish which are housed in the educational display tank at the Perdido Key Visitor’s Center. Niuhi Dive Charters and Ocean Strike Team will educate on lionfish removal efforts through spearfishing while scuba diving.
Department of Natural Resources will unveil the new native garden exhibit in Preservation Park.
The Perdido and Pensacola Bays and Estuaries staff will present information on microplastics in the ocean and provide a photo board where kids and families can take pictures as a snorkeling researcher, sea turtle, or pelican.
The Perdido Chamber will provide marine-themed coloring murals for young artists to help complete and ECUA’s “Quench Buggy” will be onsite offering water and lessons on protecting the aquifer.
The World Wildlife Fund, Friends of Pensacola State Parks, The Perdido Key Association, and Friends of the Southwest Library will also share information and activities focused on protecting the environment. The event is geared to all ages.
The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm and is free to attend. The address of the Chamber of Commerce is 15500 Perdido Key Drive.
World Ocean Day Participants
Escambia County Natural Resources
FWC Lionfish Team
Bays and Estuaries
Niuhi Dive Charters
Ocean Strike Team
Perdido Key Association
World Wildlife Federation
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Friends of the SW Regional Library
Friends of Pensacola State Parks