Sunday, January 30, 2011

Biscayne Nature Center (Sea Grass Adventure)

Our trip to Key Biscayne started out rough. The Dreamers knew that today's trip was going to involve getting wet, however, the cold, crisp air of the morning did not make them excited about the idea. Luckily, by the time we arrived at the Biscayne Nature Center and received the proper instructions for the day's activities, the weather had warmed up. Bryan showed us how to manipulate the nets in order to catch marine live living in the sea grass. After reviewing the proper safety tips, we were told to leave all electronics behind and change into clothes we would not mind getting wet. Now, dressed in old clothing, holding large nets, and wearing life jackets, the Dreamers were ready to head to the Beach.

We divided into small groups and had fun venturing through beds of sea grass. The kids were up to their thighs in water. We caught some fascinating marine life, such as, pea fish, pipe fish, sea stars (also known as star fish), sea urchins, brown and red algae, sea sponges, etc. But don' worry...we did release them after learning more information about each specimen. 

Once our adventure through the sea grass was complete, we journeyed back to the Nature Center to change into dry clothes and have lunch. Before heading back to the bus, the Dreamers drew pictures of their favorite moment of the day. This trip was truly amazing. What could be better than spending a day at the Beach :)

We would like to give a special thanks to Martinique and Patricia for chaperoning out and the Biscayne Nature Center for having us.

No comments:

Post a Comment