Sunday, June 6, 2010
On Friday, June 4th I partnered up with Karen Blyler, who is the state marine education coordinator for 4-H, and Dr. Mike Spranger, Florida Sea Grant Extension Director (and my boss) to hold a marine science workshop for the Gulf Coast Gators 4-H Club. We had about 20 kids participate. Unfortunately, I had to miss the field session held at Tigertail Beach, but was able to catch up with the group at Rookery Bay later in the day. We had a great time! Students investigated oyster clumps and their inhabitants, learned about fish anatomy and adaptations by examining fake and dead specimens (I opened up a bonnethead shark so they could see its internal anatomy-we found several crabs and a shrimp in its stomach), practiced casting and catching "backyard seabass", tested their Florida fishing regulations knowledge, and compared,contrasted, and discussed the origions of animal, plant,and mandmade artifacts found at the beach. Needless to say, by the end of the day we were all worn out!! Thanks for a great time!!
Posted by Collier County Sea Grant Agent at 10:20 PM