The Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway are proud to announce the 10th annual Kids Ocean Day Florida, Environmental Education Fair for elementary school students on Friday, May 3rd at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine Beach.
This special event promotes awareness, education and the encouragement of good stewardship for the protection of the environment for students.
The Fair, which includes hundreds of elementary school students, is by special invitation to area school children who will participate in environmental learning stations and aerial art at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine Beach, for a day of fun learning about environmental conservation and wildlife.
The theme for the day is “Wave of the Future” and the highlight will be the creation of students forming an aerial art piece in the sand, taken by photographer, John Merriam of Merriam Multimedia.
Activities will feature hands on learning and fun for all, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Friends of A1A appreciate the support of the sponsors and exhibitors who help defray the expenses of T-shirts, buses, and other miscellaneous costs for the students associated with this event, which is free of charge to the children.
The majority of these students will be from South Woods Elementary in St. Johns County and joined by homeschool students from across the community.
Adding additional educational opportunities, arts students from area high schools will submit poster designs created for the event with an official selection and a people’s choice selection announced in April 2019, with recognition and prize awards presented to the winners.
“We are thrilled to reach the ten year milestone on our annual Kids Ocean Day Florida event,” said Friends of A1A president Bill McClure. “We know that thousands of children have benefited from experiencing the educational programming of this event.
We’re grateful to our partners who provide professional educators and experienced volunteers to share their knowledge with younger generations, and helping to create the wave of the future,” he said.
The Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway is a non-profit organization that protects, preserves, promotes and enhances resources along the A1A National Scenic Byway. This citizen’s advocacy group partners with municipalities, governmental agencies and other civic groups to maintain and improve resources along the corridor.
Designated in 2002, the Byway is rich in history, nature, archaeology, culture, scenery and recreation.
The Friends of A1A’s efforts benefit residents and travelers alike maintaining identified intrinsic resources while allowing economic development.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Danielle Anderson at 904-425-8055 or email danielle_anderson@scenica1a.org.