Online Virtual Exploration

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Anastasia Sallen, Director of Environmental Education
941-366-5731 x 273

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity: 0

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Explore archaeology at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus!

Designed for 3rd – 5th grade students, this exploration introduces students to the First Peoples who inhabited the Sarasota area approximately 5,000 years ago, and the archaeological work conducted at Historic Spanish Point that has helped us to understand their culture and lifestyle.

This exploration features a pre-recorded video tour (~25 minutes) of the important archaeological sites at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus with Selby Gardens staff.  Students will learn how early people lived and built their society in Florida. They will also learn about the science of archaeology and how archaeologists study the ancient past.

Accompanying this virtual tour is a downloadable curriculum packet with 6 interdisciplinary activities – including a simulated archaeological excavation- that can be done in the classroom or modified for online learning from home.

Ready to book? Fill out the School Tour Booking Request Form here


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