Project Seahorse For Kids 2017

Dozens of #pbcPark Summer Camp Teens Swim, Snorkel under Blue Heron Bridge

On Tuesday, July 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., dozens of Summer Camp participants, Palm Beach County staff, and Project Seahorse for Kids volunteers gathered at Phil Foster Park to swim and snorkel under the Blue Heron Bridge.

Snorkel Day was a result of a summer-long partnership between Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation and Project Seahorse for Kids, where Palm Beach County teenagers from Westgate and West Boynton Recreation Centers learned to swim and snorkel, became comfortable wearing fins and snorkel masks, and learned about marine life and ways to contribute to conservation initiatives.

Project Seahorse for Kids teaches marine education to Palm Beach County kids and teens and encourages safe water practices and physical activity by teaching kids and teens to swim and snorkel. The goal of this partnership is to inspire youth to become stewards of the environment and encourage outdoor physical activity and water safety while allowing youth to discover unique marine life in Palm Beach County.

Phil Foster Park is located at 900 East Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach. The Blue Heron Bridge area is internationally recognized by scientists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, and snorkelers for its abundance of unique marine life. Squid, octopus, spotted rays, and starfish are regularly seen. A snorkel trail made of limestone boulders and prefabricated reef modules spans a two-acre area in 6 to 10 feet of water.

We make the quality of life for Palm Beach County residents and visitors better by providing diverse, safe and affordable recreation services, welcoming parks, and enriching social and cultural experiences. We achieve this by promoting wellness, fostering environmental stewardship, contributing economic value, and by improving our community every day for this and future generations.

For more opportunities for healthy, happy living, visit pbcParks.com.

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