In-School Exploration

Provider: Around the Bend Nature Tours through Sarasota Bay Estuary PIER Program

Contact: Darcy Young

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity:

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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This Tech Kit developed by Around the Bend Nature Tours is available on loan from the Sarasota Bay Estuary P.I.E.R. Program for a period of up to 2 weeks. Students will virtually explore a local estuary with classroom activities. They will identify the plants and animals that live in an estuary and the adjoining mangrove forest and the importance of a clean estuary to our economy. With these activities, students will discover how humans interact and are dependent on the natural world. Not only will students increase their knowledge, they will develop a better appreciation of the natural world and will in turn be more inclined to protect it. Included in the Estuary Exploration Tech Kit:

  • Teacher notebook with lesson plans, worksheet masters and instructions
  • Jump drive with videos, lesson plans, masters
  • All materials needed for the following activities
    • Seagrasses of Sarasota Bay
    • Sarasota Bay Habitats
    • Discovering Mangroves
    • Classifying Sarasota Bay Critters – with dichotomous keys

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