Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | Mother of Our Redeemer’s middle school students enjoyed a day of outdoor learning and exploration recently at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, located in Crandon Park, Key Biscayne.
The students explored the sea grass beds off the coast of Biscayne Bay to discover the multitude of marine life that resides there. Many marine species not only make the bay their habitat but thrive abundantly there.
The students used nets and buckets to temporarily catch and study the marine life. Afterwards, nature guides helped the students analyze each species through collection viewer containers. Mollusks, sea snails, small fish species, crabs, clams, and a multitude of sponges were collected, studied, and then safely released back into the ocean environment.
Annette Garcia, middle school science teacher, “planned this wonderful day for our students, and it was an amazing learning experience for all,” said middle school English and social studies teacher Tammy Lozano. “We all walked away from our outdoor classroom with a little more knowledge of Florida’s marine life, a greater appreciation for our state’s natural resources, and a deeper love for nature and God’s creations.”