Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance’s Grasses in Classes is a hands-on, environmental education program that gives students a direct role in the restoration of Choctawhatchee BayThird grade teachers at West DeFuniak Elementary School recently had their first visit with Grasses in Classes. Students enjoyed comparing the Choctawhatchee Bay with and without shoreline grasses. Smooth cordgrass acts as a pollution filter and helps buffer the shoreline against flooding and erosion. Students also participated in dissecting pitcher plants.