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The Estuary EDventures Mission

To educate students about the Tampa Bay ecosystem and estuarine ecology while encouraging and empowering students to act as stewards of this important natural resource.

Estuary EDventures is made possible by:

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF

GREATER ST. PETERSBURG

DEBARTOLO DEVELOPMENT

RAYS BASEBALL FOUNDATION

NORTHEAST EXCHANGE CLUB

 

Additional funding provided by:

 

The Robert S. and Mildred M. Baynard Charitable Trust

Pat & Paul Brown

Catalina Marketing Charitable Foundation

Randy & Sharon Cochrane

Janet & Harold Hurwitz

Jollay Family Foundation

Amy & Kevin Kelso

Amory & Dessi Sanders

Sunshine City Kiwanis Club

Contact Katie Mastenbrook with questions about the education program.

ESTUARY EDVENTURES: EDUCATION RIGHT ON THE BAY

Our Programs are Built for Bay-Area Kids to Get Their Feet Wet!

 

Tampa Bay Watch’s Education Center is the perfect spot for children and adults alike to learn about our beautiful and fragile marine environment. With 1,875 square feet of interior space and a 650 square-foot deck, the Education Center can hold up to 50 people. It is equipped with a wet lab, a variety of marine science equipment, and a salt water aquarium which students help us keep stocked! Tampa Bay Watch conducts classes and camps in the Education Center and it is also available for use by the public as additional space (such as bridal prep room) when using our Bay View Community Room for their wedding.

 

Tampa Bay Watch makes the bay better by empowering citizens of all ages for environmental stewardship. Through our education efforts, bay area students, residents and visitors are equipped with the knowledge, skill and desire to act as stewards of their environment. Personal experience with nature builds the desire to protect nature, which is why we are helping the bay area community to experience amazing Tampa Bay.

FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCES

This program engages students in hands-on education through marine creature encounters, species collection and identification, and interactive habitat sessions. Click here for information about this program!

Activites include:

- Seining sessions

- Classroom boat excursions

- Kayak ecotours

- Plankton encounter

- Squid dissections

- Touch tank sessions

SUMMER CAMPS

Does your child have an interest in marine science? Do they love going to the beach and finding animals? If so, this is their chance to learn more about it! Send them to Tampa Bay Watch this summer for some fun in the sun with our marine ecology summer camps where they will learn about amazing Tampa Bay and its inhabitants! Click here for summer camp information.

- Sea Monkeys camps are week-long half- or full-day sessions designed for kids ages 6-8 and offers an introduction to the marine environment.

- Tampa Bay Discovery camp is for kids ages 9-14 and offers an in depth look at what makes Tampa Bay one of the most incredible estuaries in the world!

 

TEACHER TRAINING

At this one-day training, you will learn about our Estuary EDventures curriculum, discover how to get your class involved in our program, and even participate in field trip sessions available for your students! Click here for information about the teacher training program.

- Hands-on science labs

- Classroom boat sessions

- Service-learning restoration projects

NEWS: READ THE KIDS' PAGES

Click to view our current issue of Kids' Pages!

 

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