Dissections at The Deering Estate


Fish/Squid Dissection

Subject: Ecology, Biology, Scientific Method
Recommended Grade: 3-12
Recommended Pairing: Mangrove Clean-Up Hike

With a focus on adaptations and physiology, participants will be able to explore the many internal and external anatomy of fish or squid, including the many characteristics that allow them to thrive and survive. With step-by-step instructions, participants and their group members will work together to uncover what lies inside these important marine animals.

Owl Pellet Dissection

Subject: Biology
Recommended Grade: K-5
Recommended Pairing: Scat & Track Hike

Participants will learn about food chains in ecosystems, and the role that owls play in South Florida’s ecology. During an exciting dissection of an owl pellet, participants will be able to apply the Scientific Method by using a dichotomous key to identify the bone fragments found inside their owl pellet.