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Leadership St. Pete® selects the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center for its 2022 Class Project

Leadership St. Pete® selects the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center for its 2022 Class Project

The Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) Class of 2022 is proud to announce the launch of its class project, dubbed “Waves of Inspiration,” to make significant capital improvements to the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center located in South St. Petersburg. 

The Center is a community outreach and educational facility for programs that inspire youth to become active environmental and ocean stewards. It focuses on fostering pathways toward careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) -- an especially critical mission for underserved communities that traditionally lack access to such programming. The Center also serves over a hundred teachers per year through professional development programs.

The facility is operated by the USF College of Marine Science in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg. The core project mission is to enhance the outdoor spaces around the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center as a way to foster improved comfort, enjoyment, and by extension, enhanced learning. 

The project goals are to: 

  • Upgrade and improve the Center’s outdoor spaces to create cool, attractive surface areas to extend teaching and recreational space to outdoor areas during the hot summer months
  • Transform the paths throughout the property into accessible, inviting connectors
  • Upgrade the landscaping with native Florida seaside plants to educate the youth about coastal ecology.

 

Click here to donate to the LSP Class of 2022 Waves of Inspiration project through the Bay Area Chamber Foundation.

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