Marine Conservation, October Session (Virtual)
October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
One event on October 14, 2020 at 10:00 am
One event on October 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
One event on October 28, 2020 at 10:00 am
Join us for Virtual Science classes through Zoom. This classes are geared for students ages 9-14. Classes will focus on Marine Biology through a diverse array of activities. Class materials will be available prior to the first class at our Visitor Center through contactless pickup.
October Session (4 Wednesdays in this session): October 7, 14, 21 & 28 ($60 for all 4 dates in October). Each class will be from 10-1 pm. Register online or call (305) 235-1668, press 9, then ext. 233
October 7, 2020 Activity: Intro to the Marine World
Students will cover the different components that make the marine environment unlike any other on Earth. We will explore temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the bay as it compares to our freshwater creek.
October 14, 2020 Activity: Waves, tides, and currents
Students will learn about hydrodynamics and what makes the waves move! We will also explore how they impact the coast line. In this experiment students will be challenge to save their sleepy seaside town from disappearing into the ocean.
October 21, 2020 Activity: Plate tectonics
Students will learn about how continents ended up where we know them today. Topics we will discuss include, sea floor spreading, volcanoes, earthquakes and many more! Students will be building their own planet and attempt to reassemble another student’s planet.
October 28, 2020 Activity: Marine Protected Areas debate
There are at least 5,000 Marine Protected Areas worldwide, yet they only protect a tiny percentage of the oceans. This is partly due to their varying degrees of funding and protection. There is also a lot of misunderstanding surround the topic. In this lesson, students will develop a MPA at Deering Estate. Students will debate for or against the creation of the new park.
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