CBA offers a hands-on, place-based aquaculture program to area high school students known as Students Helping Oysters and Living Shorelines (SHOALS). Our professional development model will teach educators in high school how to implement lessons about seagrass and ecosystem restoration in their local environment. The initiative provides students with several hands-on activities and lessons that foster their understanding of living shoreline ecology and the estuarine habitat.
SHOALS encompasses both field experiences and in-class assignments. The CBA SHOALS program introduces students to living shoreline restoration by assisting with reef construction and planting seagrass to provide critical habitats in Choctawhatchee Bay.
The CBA is also salvaging seagrass from construction sites that will be grown in our seagrass rescue tanks, located at South Walton Center and Freeport High School, for seagrass meadow restoration.
Considering adding a dock to your property over existing seagrass beds? Contact CBA to salvage and transplant the seagrass from inside the piling footprints.