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?  Yes


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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 discover how the Florida scrub habitat is significant to aquifer recharge, local ecology and why habitat restoration including prescribed fire, is critical to the survival of the endemic scrub jay species and the keystone species gopher tortoise.

Included in the Scrub Diversity 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
    • Scrub Diversity Activity – using virtual vegetation transects
    • Florida Scrub Jay Game
    • Living with Fire – web-based game

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