Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Tracy Calla, Manager of School and Family Programs
941-366-5731, ext. 273

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 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!

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