The Niceville High School Gifted Program and the NaGISA (Natural Geography In-Shore Area) project recently received a $1000 grant to be used for the NaGISA project and the ARMS (Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure) Project.  The award came from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Emerald Coast Chapter.

The NaGISA Project is a fifty-year comprehensive global marine environmental project designed to establish a baseline study of biodiversity along the world’s coastline and to monitor any subsequent changes.

The Niceville High School Gifted Program has been a full participant in this international, real-world science initiative since 2003 and has established collection sites with the collaboration of local high schools and universities in Tanzania, Crete, Egypt, Turkey and Costa Rica.  A new collaboration will be undertaken with the University of Porto in Portugal in June 2015.  Any financial assistance with this extremely expensive venture will be very much welcome.  For more information, visit or contact Mr. Richard Hernandez at

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