The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is the first NERR to receive this designation.
NAPLES – Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is the newest member of Coastal America’s prestigious network of Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers, one of 25 designated learning centers in the country designed to educate and engage the public in protecting coastal ecosystems.
Governor Rick Scott said, “We are proud that Florida is home to the first reserve ever to receive this prestigious designation. Rookery Bay is one of the many reasons Florida will attract more than 100 million visitors next year.”
Click here to learn more: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLDEP/bulletins/8cf0f0
Rookery Bay is new CELC
We at the Coastal America Partnership have revised and updated our information document. Learn what we are all about! Coastal America Partnership Information Document
Coastal America Partnership Post Summit Article
Come read what the students have been doing since the March 2013 Student Summit
Within the narrow strip of land and water we call our coast, there is an important story to tell about the complex relationships among the people that live on and visit the coast, the built environment, the U.S. economy, and the sensitive ecosystems that are the coast. A key part of our mission is to conserve and manage coastal resources to meet the Nation’s economic, social and environmental needs. The purpose of this Coastal Conversations is to communicate the crucial importance of a healthy coastal ecosystem to a robust economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal residents. The desired outcome is to increase the awareness of the need to better understand, manage, and protect our Nation’s coastal resources.
Here are links to Coastal Conversations.
Episode 1: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/multimedia/player/coastal_conversations_the_current_coastscape
Episode 2: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/multimedia/player/coastal_communities_and_the_rising_sea_the_coming_collision
Coastal Conversations are also on iTunes U page. https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/coastal-conversations/id692998683?mt=10