3rd - 5th Grade   Study Barrier Island and Marine Ecology
Spend an awe-inspiring day on a coastal barrier island in Fort Lauderdale! On the secluded and calm waters of the fresh water lagoon students master the skills of canoeing and explore the wonders of the barrier island. We'll follow a trail beneath the canopy of a coastal hammock and discover the secrets of survival that Native Americans and early settlers alike used to reap the bounty of these forests!


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.
• $45.00 per student
• Based on a minimum of 36 students and a maximum of 48 students
• Based on Broward county departure.
• Includes coach transportation, instruction, and equipment
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