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Beach University: The Sand and Shells Found on Siesta Key

By: John Colagrande, Sarasota Shell Club

Media contact: 941-861-5000

Project contact: Jonathan Poyner, 941-915-1184,


Beach University presents “The Sand and Shells Found on Siesta Key Beach”


Beach University at Siesta Beach is proud to announce that the popular environmental classes will be continuing through 2018.


Though Beach University is not an official college, the environmental education program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend the hour-long outdoor sessions with exceptional instructors and hands-on curriculum. All courses relate to the coastal environment and how to best care for the ecology.


Beach University will be held on the first Saturday of the month from June thru December. All classes are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key. The classes are free and all held at the main pavilion.


No registration is required. Limited seating is available. Bringing your own chair is acceptable.


For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 and ask about “Beach University.”

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