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Estuary EDventures

Education is a vital part of Tampa Bay Watch’s mission. We offer education programs that introduce estuarine ecology and habitat restoration with a conservation message. Estuary EDventures encompasses our field trip and summer camp programs hosted at our Auer Marine Education Center in Tierra Verde, FL. Students are exposed to the wonders of our natural world through hands-on, marine science labs and immersive field experiences. Our programs aim to educate students about the Tampa Bay estuary, while empowering and encouraging them to act as environmental stewards of the bay.

Estuary EDventures is committed to the continuance of our education programs during this unprecedented time. We are excited to offer new programs that provide students the opportunity to explore the bay from inside their classroom. Whether at the Tampa Bay Watch Auer Marine Education Center in Tierra Verde, at your school, or virtually in your classroom, we aim to continue our mission of creating memorable learning experiences and fostering future environmental stewards.

Check out our additional resources including educational videos, newsletters, worksheets, creature features, and crafts. 

Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 policies and procedures. Tampa Bay Watch is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all program participants. In compliance with CDC guidelines, Tampa Bay Watch has implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and procedures in response to the pandemic. This includes: extensive cleaning protocol, health screenings, social distancing, face covering requirements, and limited program capacities. All Tampa Bay Watch visitors and program participants are expected to follow the same policies. Through this cooperative effort, we hope to maintain the health and safety of all. 

2022-2023 Estuary EDventures Program Sponsors:

2022 Margaret E. Dickins Foundation

2022 The Alvah H. and Wyline P. Chapman Foundation

2022 Cowles Charitable Trust

2023 Baynard Charitable Trust

2022-2023 Randall and Sharon Cochrane

2022-2023 John and Sheila Auer

Tampa Bay Watch Auer Marine Education Center

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School Outreach

Virtual Learning

Web-based, interactives and presentations

Field Trip Kits


Email Katie Mastenbrook at kmastenbrook@tampabaywatch.org with questions about Estuary EDventures programs.