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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Downtown Sarasota Campus

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Downtown Sarasota Campus

Welcome to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens!

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bay-front sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history.  Established by forward thinking women of their time, Selby Gardens is composed of the 15-acre

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Bromeliad Tank Investigation at Downtown Sarasota Campus (Grades K-2)

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Exploration Description

Investigate the world of biodiversity within bromeliad tanks at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus (grades K-2) 

Using simple tools, students will work in pairs to extract water and microbes from bromeliad tanks. As students transfer the water into a transparent collection cup or sieve, they reveal a world of biodiversity living within the bromeliad. Using

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Exploration Detail

Exploration type: Off-Campus Field Trip
Subject: Science
Grade Levels K-2
Location(s):

1534 Mound St

Sarasota FL 34236

Fees / Ticketing:

10

Standards & Benchmarks

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SC.1.L.14.1SC.1.L.14.2SC.1.L.16.1
SC.1.L.17.1SC.1.N.1.1SC.1.N.1.2
SC.1.N.1.4SC.2.E.6.2SC.2.E.7.1
SC.2.E.7.3SC.2.E.7.4SC.2.L.17.1
SC.2.L.17.2SC.2.N.1.1SC.2.N.1.2
SC.2.N.1.3SC.2.N.1.5SC.2.N.1.6
SC.K.L.14.1SC.K.L.14.3SC.K.N.1.1
SC.K.N.1.2SC.K.N.1.5 

Transportation

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

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes

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