NAVARRE BEACH — Registration is now open for the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s 6th annual Autism OdysSea. This event is just for families with children or adults on the spectrum.

Autism OdysSea will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28. Kayaking, fishing, Stand Up Paddle Board, touch tanks, mermaids, mascots, animal encounters and plenty of other hands-on activities just for families with children and adults on the spectrum. Registration is $10 per family. Advance registration is required at

Due to IMPACT 100 Pensacola, the Science Station will showcase its new Discovery Depot. The Discovery Depot is a traveling trailer complete with touch tanks, interactive exhibits and citizen science opportunities. Each family receives a car magnet, sticker and a beach bag showcasing the Science Station’s sea turtle autism awareness logo.

"Our Autism OdysSea program has become our signature event because of our love for students, education for all and the Navarre Beach. Autism OdysSea ties these together so that our high school students, who are finishing their year of classes with us, can showcase what they have learned by educating students, with all abilities, the love for the sea and beach they have developed," the Science Station’s Board President Amy Cozart said. "The community has poured its love into the event as well with sponsorships and their presence to give time, energy and financial contribution to allow us to give back to a segment of the population, those with educational needs that are near and dear to our heart."