FOSWST

Signs. Signs. Everywhere, Signs.

“Do this, Don’t do that, Can’t you read the sign?” In 1970, the Five Man Electrical Band came out with the song, Signs, about the abundance of signage in our day to day life. The lyrics are still relevant forty-five years later. This one line “Do this, Don’t do that, Can’t you read the sign?” […]

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Turtle Talk:  What’s Your Favorite Animal? 

As a child, how often were you asked to name your favorite animal? What did you answer? When you ask a child you know today, what do they say?  Of course if you have had the pleasure of living in such a beautiful place as coastal Walton County, there’s a chance you’d hear sea turtles mentioned.  Otherwise you […]

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Turtle in the Sand

Turtle Talk: Castles Made of Sand

Have you ever heard the saying, “What goes up must come down”?  Not only is that the basis for Newton’s Law of Gravity, but it also applies to things like birds in flight, the city of Rome, and even moods. All things have their moment of peak glory, but then they usually have to come […]

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Turtle Talk: Superstar

In recent years, Highway 30A in South Walton has become a destination for the rich and famous. We’ve had country singers galore, football players from colleges and the NFL, movie stars, and music execs.  We even had a movie filmed here back in the 90’s, The Truman Show, and country singer Luke Bryan filmed a […]

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Elaine Parrett #shellfie

Turtle Talk: Walk the Walk

Well, I did it. I’ve been talking the talk, and now I can say I have walked the walk. When I first heard about the new Friends of South Walton Sea Turtle group, I was excited to lend a hand. This group focuses on education and awareness about sea turtles and other sea life in […]

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Our First Newsletter Is Here: FSWST Dig It!

To celebrate Earth Day 2015, and the location of the first sea turtle nest in Panama City this morning, we have published our first digital newsletter, the FSWST Newsletter: Dig It!  What’s Going On In this first issue, we let you know all about who we are, what we have been doing and what our […]

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Earth day at Biophelia Center

Turtle Talk: All Hands on Deck

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill Starting something brand new is exciting and invigorating. The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is a new group that has been formed to educate the public and raise awareness about sea turtles and sea life […]

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Sea turtle hatchling

Turtle Talk: Early Birds and Sea Turtles

BBBRRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!! That’s the sound of a very loud, very annoying alarm clock. And for our friends over at the South Walton Turtle Watch group, that sound will be waking them up around 4:45 in the mornings soon. 4:45 AM. Yes, you read that right. Sea turtle nesting season officially begins on May 1 and runs through […]

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Turtle Talk: #CleanDarkFlat

To some of you out there, the title of this blog might look like a foreign language or something written in a secret code. Unless you happen to be 13-years-old, in which case you’d know exactly what the pound sign in the title is. It’s called a hashtag. Teenagers are apparently born knowing about these […]

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We Celebrate Earth Day

We, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, celebrate Earth Day! Some holidays are celebrated by all. Some are even recognized as official government holidays. Some holidays are more of a movement or way to inspire others to acknowledge and do something. That brings us to Earth Day in April. April, a time each year […]

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Turtle Talk: Heeeeeeeere’s Shelly!

Who is Shelly, you ask? If you follow us on Instagram @30Aseaturtles, then you already know who Shelly is. However, if you haven’t checked out our Instagram or Twitter or Facebook feed in the last few weeks then you are missing out. We, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, have started something fun to […]

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Turtle Talk: Keep it Clean

“Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere, Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share.” If you were alive and conscious during the 1990’s, you probably heard a big purple dinosaur named Barney singing this little ditty about cleaning up your messes. It was a simple message, but it’s a dandy. Here on the Beaches of South […]

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Evaluating the sea turtle nest

Turtle Talk: Together We Are Stronger

  Why do people volunteer? Some are looking for a way to make a difference. Some are looking for ways to shine. Some are looking for new friends or a way to feel part of a community. All of these are excellent reasons to come out to our meeting this Friday! Change your corner of the world and you […]

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Turtle Talk: The Dark Side

Read at your own risk. I’m going to try to convince you to come over to the dark side. Not the evil space-lord dark side, and not Pink Floyd’s dark side of the moon. No, we are going to learn about the dark side of the beach. When most people think of the Beaches of […]

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Turtle Talk: Holes

Human beings seem to have a love-hate relationship with holes. We hate holes in our socks and holes in our roofs. But we love donut holes and holes in swiss cheese. We sing about the tragedy of a hole in our bucket, and yet we can’t resist peeking through a hole in a fence. This […]

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