Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Anastasia Sallen, Director of Environmental Education
941-366-5731 x273

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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Investigate the world of biodiversity within bromeliad tanks at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus (grades 9-12) 

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 both Magiscopes and hand lenses to magnify the microbes up to 20x, 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! 

Ready to book? Fill out our School Tour Booking Request form here! 


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