This program appropriate for grades 3-college, but can be tailored for K-2 upon request. The program is an interactive experience in making a difference to our globe using Florida’s ecosystems as case studies. This hands-on program teaches environmental issues in a fun, scientific, hands-on experience that facilitates awareness and empowers students to make conscious decisions.
Your scientists learn about:
The interrelatedness of terrestrial and marine ecosystems through discussion, research and experimentation
They research how land-based sources of pollution (caused by runoff into the watershed) affects global sea turtle populations and thus the food web through oceanic processes
They experience from a fish’s perspective what we humans are doing in Southeast Florida to our ocean ecosystems and how that effects snapper, an important fish for many reasons, and what they can do to take action to stop these impacts
The experiment with what is going on with water as far as how salt, fresh and brackish water have different properties and how that difference can lend to solutions for coral reef and habitat restoration
Summary of program:
Experiments and games to learn properties of water and conductivity, ocean currents, life cycles and Florida ecosystems, and human impacts and solutions!
1: The Practice of Science, 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models, 6: Earth Structures, 10: Forms of Energy
11: Energy Transfer and Transformations, 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms
15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms, 17: Interdependence
Program cost is $6.00/ student with a minimum of $120.00 per program