Journals that we provide allow students to become "real" scientists as they record the results of their activities. Working in teams, they survey the water samples they have collected and predict what plants and animals live in these ecosystems. Using the data, we’ll wonder what impact humans have had on this natural place, looking for evidence of pollutants.
Heading out to the beachfront, we'll follow the footsteps of the Barefoot Mailman and hear the tales of his times. By collecting both natural and human-made items from the beach on our "scavenger hunt," students will begin to understand the importance of the coastal systems, the barrier islands, their plants and their animals...and what we must do to preserve them. We'll head back, reviewing our adventures with fascinating stories of the real Florida.