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.
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!
- Seining sessions
- Classroom boat excursions
- Kayak ecotours
- Plankton encounter
- Squid dissections
- Touch tank sessions
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!
Estuary EDventures is going GLOBAL here at Tampa Bay Watch! Our students, alongside our education staff, are working together to collect scientific data that is contributed to worldwide projects. These programs are a direct cause of environmental stewardship and positive change. Get involved and be a part of the change!
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