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Beach University returns to Siesta Beach

Post Date:02/21/2018

SARASOTA COUNTY - Beach University, the free environmental education program, returns to Siesta Beach on March 3, to teach the community how to best care for the ecology.  

All are welcome to attend the hour-long outdoor sessions, featuring exceptional instructors and hands-on curriculum that relate to the coastal environment and how to best care for the ecology. This year's classes cover turtles, sharks, manatees, problems with plastics, resilient estuaries, clean water and much more. 

  • In addition to March 3 and 24, Beach University will be held every Wednesday in March.
  • All classes are 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the main pavilion at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key. 

No registration is required, but seating is limited. Bringing your own chair is acceptable.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

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