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Hands-on learning at the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Getting students engaged and keeping them interested are two of the aims of the hands-on learning experiences at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). http://www.disl.org/ Programs are offered all year at the DISL that open the world underwater to learners of all ages.   “We feel that the hands-on approach we use effectively engages all ...Read More

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fourth of July in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Get ready to light up the night and enjoy the fun that can only be had during a holiday on Alabama’s Coastal Connection in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Celebrations start early along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Visit The Wharf in Orange Beach on July 2 for some fun sure to brighten your holiday. Kids’ ...Read More

Byway Summer Camps Kids Love

From critters and crafts to seashells and scenes, summer camps along Alabama’s Coastal Connection offer a variety of fun activities to keep kids interested and engaged on hot summer days.   Discovery Hall programs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab offer a variety of day and overnight camps, with options for young children to a ...Read More

Fresh oysters abound in Baldwin and Mobile counties

Craving those succulent morsels of tenderness that melt in your mouth? With the invention of refrigeration, oysters can be purchased fresh any time of year, even in months without an “R.” Boats arrive daily in both Mobile and Baldwin counties, so seafood has never been easier or fresher to purchase.   Eat Alabama Seafood, the ...Read More

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea|

3rd Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Fishing Tournament

Grab your fishing reel and slide into your kayak or canoe for the third annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Aug. 6. The event, sponsored by the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, expects about 250 anglers competing in the junior and senior divisions.   “Our town is beautiful and has a unique atmosphere,” ...Read More

Manatees begin migration to Northern Gulf of Mexico, public encouraged to report sightings

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama (May 18, 2016) -- As warm weather has arrived, so have the northern Gulf’s seasonal endangered visitors - West Indian manatees. Researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Manatee Sighting Network (DISL/MSN) have received close to a dozen sightings of manatees in Alabama and Mississippi waters in the last month. Sightings have ...Read More

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Tide-to-Table Restaurants on the Byway

Want your seafood really fresh? Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway has many restaurants ready to grill, fry, blacken or bake the fish you caught.   There’s more than a dozen tide-to-table restaurants on the Scenic Byway, with many of them centered in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area. From casual to haute cuisine, the ...Read More

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Make Your Next Byway Tour Free and Fabulous

Free is always a good thing, especially when you’re organizing fun activities for a vacation. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway is chock-full of free fun that will keep the adventure going as long as you have fuel in your tank.   Start your free byway tour by using the Alabama Coastal Connection interactive map to ...Read More

Dauphin Island’s campground offers a great getaway under the canopy of heaven

Does your idea of a getaway involve a camper or tent? The Dauphin Island Park and Beach campground offers a variety of amenities that offer exclusive access to many fun activities while giving you what you really crave: time away from the crowd.   Bring your RV or pitch a tent - there’s room for ...Read More

Farmers markets put sun-ripened produce at your fingertips

If the thought of a juicy, ripe tomato with down-home goodness makes your mouth water, journey to one of the many farmers markets along Alabama’s Coastal Connections Scenic Byways and slake your hunger.   Baldwin County has long been known for its vast array of fresh fruits and vegetables. In some places, these homegrown treats ...Read More

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Nature|