Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Manager of School and Family Progams

Phone: 941-366-5731, ext. 237

Starting cost per student: $10

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity: 60

Transportation Needed?  Yes

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Bromeliad Tank Investigation at Selby Gardens

Using turkey basters, sieves, measuring cups and hand lenses, 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 both Magiscopes and hand lenses to magnify the microbes 20x-40x, young scientists will discover a number of micro-organisms that make their home within the tanks of bromeliads.  Saving a bromeliad today may save a frog tomorrow!

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