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Carefree Learner - Sarasota High's Floating Classroom

Carefree Learner - Sarasota High's Floating Classroom

Sarasota High School’s “floating classroom” conducts educational tours in Sarasota Bay for students and the community.

Marina Jack has graciously donated our slip at the Sarasota Bayfront. The boat is located on the south end of the marina. All schools in the Sarasota County have the opportunity to

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Carefree Learner: Sarasota High School’s Floating Classroom

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Exploration Description

The Carefree Learner begins by heading out onto Sarasota Bay. Once over the seagrass beds, an otter trawl net is deployed to collect organisms. Students search through bins loaded with sponges, seaweed, and a variety of animals. Sponges are searched for invertebrates, and animals are placed in the centrally located aquariums for observation and discussion later on in the trip.

With the sponges

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Exploration Detail

Exploration type: Off-Campus Field Trip
Subject: Science
Grade Levels 6-8, 9-12
Location(s):

Marina Jack A-Dock 31, 2 Marina Plaza

Sarasota FL 34236

Fees / Ticketing:

0

Trips and transportation are free for SCS middle school students in a life science course (7th grade). All other grades start at $15 per student, transportation not included.

Standards & Benchmarks

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Transportation

Is transportation needed for this exploration?: Yes
If Yes, who arranges transportation?: Teacher
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes

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Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: no

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