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Family Estuary Festival

The Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute at Northwest Florida State College hosts the 11th Annual Family Estuary Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Highway 20, Niceville. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., local organizations will provide free fun activities, hands-on displays and environmental awareness. In this family and community event for all ages, you can learn about the local waters of our estuary and the people living and working there. In addition to Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute, participating organizations include Panhandle Butterfly House; Emerald Coast Science Center; Walton County Environmental Department; Choctawhatchee Audubon; Florida Department of Agriculture; Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves; Topsail Hill Preserve State Park; Northwest Florida State College Kids on Campus; Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance; the Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties; and State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The event is FREE and open to the public with paid admission to the park. (Regular Florida State Park fees apply: •$5 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. •$4 Single Occupant Vehicle. •$2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.) Concessions will be available to purchase through the Boy Scouts of America. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at for more information.
Date & Time
  • April 14, 2018
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM
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