* DEP Home * About DEP * Programs * Contact * Site Map * Search *
St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve Education and Outreach Quick Topics

Management activities at St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve are resuming. Previous management activities are described below.

Education and Outreach Management Program are essential management tools to increase public awareness and promote informed stewardship by local communities. The Friends of the St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc., a nonprofit Citizens Support Organization, assists in these efforts. It raises funds, provides volunteer services and promotes environmental awareness.

Education and Training Activities

  • Field studies for students and teachers.
  • Development and distribution of educational information:
    • flyers, brochures, guides, signage, and posters;
    • public service announcements; and
    • participation in local festivals and events.
  • Volunteer networks;
  • Training workshops for local citizens and decision-makers:
    • lectures and interpretive tours.
  • Staff participation in workshops and conferences.
  • A school-based program to bring the bay to the local students.

Sign for nesting sea turtles

Future Needs

  • An updated St. Joseph Bay Boater's Guide.
  • A fact sheet on current research and monitoring activities, and how the public can help.
  • Educational kiosks at local boat ramps with information on:
    • invasive species;
    • dolphin friendly fishing and viewing tips; and
    • protecting the bays natural resources.

Girl releasing a sea turtle









Last updated: November 12, 2014

  3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 850-245-2094
Contact Us 
DEP Home | About DEP  | Contact Us | Search |  Site Map