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Coastal Field Studies

 

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Level: Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12
Program type: Field Trip;

Description: Coastal field studies are hands-on coastal ecology adventures! Held in a field setting for students K-12, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of coastal habitats.

Students will experience these unique habitats and get a chance to utilize scientific equipment, field guides, and data sheets. All materials are geared towards the grade level of the participating students.

Student in grades K-4 will explore the ecosystem at the Lloyd Center site. They will visit the main building that contains pertinent natural history exhibits, as well as saltwater and freshwater aquaria. The rest of the day will be spent outside with a hike through our maritime forest, a salt marsh exploration, and an opportunity to catch and observe organisms on their own in the center’s estuary.

Older students will have the opportunity to study a barrier beach complex away from the Lloyd Center’s main building. They will explore the barrier beach, dunes, salt marsh, and enjoy the opportunity of catching local organisms in the estuary.

Topics: Birds, Earth Science, Environmental Sustainability , Marine Science, Water Quality, Watershed, Wetlands, Wildlife biology

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Additional information (if any):

Four hours
Two different sites available

Fee Information: $10.00/Student for the 4-hour program