UNIVERSITIES

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EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

Eastern Florida State College has provided ongoing operational support for oyster gardening projects by drilling oyster shell and cutting wire to create oyster habitats.

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FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Florida Institute of Technology has been instrumental in conducting research and modeling lagoon conditions to ensure the accuracy of the development for the living shoreline project.

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FLORIDA SEA GRANT

The Florida Sea Grant Extension agent for Brevard County provides educational opportunities and university research-based information. They have partnered with the oyster gardening project to help develop the manual.

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IFAS

The University of Florida IFAS extension office in Brevard County is partnering with the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department and Restore Our Shores to teach waterfront property owners how to get involved with the oyster gardening project.

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Together, Restore Our Shores and UCF deploy oyster mats into Mosquito Lagoon and monitor progress through research and data collection. The University of Central Florida is leading living shoreline stabilization efforts in Canaveral National Seashore and aiming to reduce boating collisions with oyster reefs. Additionally, they will be working with the oyster gardening program to build and monitor the first pilot oyster reefs in Brevard County.