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Melbourne’s Coral Reef Academy Receives We Noticed Award From Keep Brevard Beautiful

Post Date:08/11/2017 11:53 AM
Keep Brevard Beautiful’s (KBB) South Action Team presented the "We Noticed" Award to south Brevard’s newest addition to childcare, the Coral Reef Academy, located on NASA Blvd. in Melbourne.   

The KBB South Action Team recognizes property- and business-owners throughout the southern part of Brevard County year-round for their efforts to beautify the area and environmentally improve their landscaping. City of Melbourne Environmental Community Outreach staff are active participants in the program, which has been in operation since the 1990s and has recognized dozens of properties throughout the county.

Coral Reef Academy was recognized for its unique play area and outdoor landscaping that includes shrubs with multicolored berries, magnolia trees and Florida-friendly plants. The facility was designed to grab the attention of those driving past with bright colors and playful geometric shapes.

“Our philosophy is to teach kids to dream with their eyes wide open,” said Rabab Harb, co-owner of Coral Reef Academy. “We aim to provide an environment rich in experiences where nature and natural beauty are respected and admired.”

Representatives from the City of Melbourne and Coral Reef Academy at the presentation of the KBB We Noticed Award, Aug. 9, 2017

The award was presented on August 9. Attending the award presentation were (from left to right): Jennifer Thompson (City of Melbourne & South Action Team member), Gracie Marchino (Assistant Director of Coral Reef Academy), Alyssa Peterson (Director of Coral Reef Academy), Nicole Webb (Executive Director of Coral Reef Academy), Khaled Jarrah (co-owner of Coral Reef Academy), Rabab Harb (co-owner of Coral Reef Academy), Debbie Thomas (Vice Mayor of City of Melbourne), Jennifer Wilster (City of Melbourne and KBB Executive Board member) and Dina Reider-Hicks (Waste Management and South Action Team member).