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Wildlife Conservation (January Session)
January Session (4 Wednesdays in this session): Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, & Jan. 29 ($60 for all 4 dates in January)
In our Wildlife Conservation class, children ages 9-14 will explore the fields of conservation biology, ecology and environmental science. Designed with a hands-on-minds-on atmosphere, participants will be involved in experiments, activities like hiking and biking, and will be able to explore all of the terrain based habitats on our 450 acre preserve. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no crocs or sandals), bring a water bottle, snacks, sunblock, bug spray, science journal, and a pencil/pen.
Ages 9-14. Parent Participation is not required.
10 am – 1 pm
Register online or call (305) 235-1668 ext. 233
January Activities: “Pine Rocklands and Natural History”
Date: January 8th, 2020 Activity: Mangrove Hike & Cleanup Description: Measure influence of environmental gradient on the class’s grow bed. Students will explore the Pine Rocklands and apply their understanding to compare the difference in biodiversity to the Tropical Hardwood hammock. Students will survey the flora and fauna found in globally endangered habitat.
Date: January 15th, 2020 Activity: Bike through Pine Rocklands Description: Participants will bike through the Pine Rocklands looking for endangered gopher tortoises, invasive red tail boas and seeds to add to their native garden bed. Students will define life history and determine the pros and cons slow and fast life history. Students will apply their understanding in predicting population sizes based of abiotic factors found at Deering Estate.
Date: January 22th, 2020 Activity: Algae & Microorganism Identification with FIU Description: Sketch and describe status of grow bed. Students will discover Deering’s history by learning different archeological techniques in our mock dig site. Participants will also collect data on the wildlife in their grow beds.
Date: January 29th, 2020 Activity: Field Trip to ENP Description: Field Trip to Everglades National Park (Long Pine Key)