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Artificial Reefs: Build It, And They Will Come

This week, crews have been dropping 1,300 tons of broken concrete in the St. Johns River – just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. That’s where the Coastal Conservation Commission is building two massive artificial reefs. It’s paid for with $60,000 dollars in donations.

“Soon, it’ll be covered with critters,” said project manager Joseph Kistel. “Things like barnacles and mussels and algae will grow on that structure…and that provides a foundation food source.”

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Life Lessons: Overcoming Obstacles

The inaugural class of Jacksonville’s teacher residency program had its final meeting of the year Thursday.

The group is part of the privately funded Jacksonville Teacher Residency program, designed to recruit and retain high-performing STEM professionals to teach in the district’s toughest schools. WJCT first met the class of professionals in June when days spent in classrooms and nights of lesson-planning seemed far and away. Now it’s a daily reality with real obstacles.

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