Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Around the Bend Nature Tours through Sarasota Bay...

Contact: John Freeman

Starting cost per student: $12

Additional Info: off-campus field study call for assistance with bus cost calculation. Some funding available for specific trips. Ask us!

Max. Capacity:

Transportation Needed?  Yes

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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In this inquiry-based activity students will map the flow of water from their school site to Sarasota Bay and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. Students will analyze water quality in the field and any accessible adjacent waterways. Students will create a model LID program for a real site.

Field trip sites include

  • Bayfront Park, Sarasota – Living Shorelines
  • Celery Fields, Sarasota
  • Oscar Scherer State Park
  • Bay Preserve, Osprey
  • 5th Street LID Project & Emerson Point, Palmetto – Permeable Concrete

Students will understand the concept of watershed. Students will understand that non-point source pollution can be mitigated by the principals of Low Impact Design. Students will document and understand the distinction between native, non-native, and non-native invasive plants.



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