Florida Sea Grant Extension in Collier County

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This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my extension outreach efforts and useful information to make you a more informed coastal citizen. If you have any questions about what you see, feel free to contact me at fluech@ufl.edu.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 Afterschool Marine Dissection Program

For the second year I have partnered up with Collier's Migrant Student Program and Manatee Middle School to run an afterschool marine dissection program. I have a total of ten kids enrolled in the program. It lasts for 8 weeks. The first 5 weeks we spend dissecting specimens from various phylums (Sea Anemone-Cnidarians, Squid-mollusks, Sea Star-Echinoderm, Blue Crab-Arthropods, and Shark-Vertebrates)Then we take the kids on two field trips: 1)a lagoon exploration at Tigertail Lagoon, and 2) and estuary boat trip in Rookery Bay. The last week is a review of material learned and a graduation ceremony.

Week 1 Sea Anemone Dissection

Week 2 Squid Dissection

Week 3 Sea Star Dissection

Week 4 Blue Crab Dissection

Week 5 Spiny Dogfish Dissection

Week 6 Tigertail Beach Exploration

Week 7 Rookery Bay Boat Trip

Week 8 Graduation

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