Estuary EDventures Outreach

Let us bring the estuary to you! Estuary EDventures’ outreach programs deliver interactive marine science labs and important conservation messages to students and community members across the bay. Our educators visit your classroom to guide students through a hands-on, marine science lab of your choice. Our labs are designed to teach basic science principles and leave students empowered to act as environmental stewards. Additionally, we offer engaging presentations to community groups interested in learning more about the bay or the work we do at Tampa Bay Watch.

School Outreach

Cost: $100 per program

Invertebrate Investigation

Invertebrate Investigation

Students investigate the characteristics of invertebrates, and concepts of morphology and behavior, while becoming closely acquainted with some of our local species. This lab is for K-8th.

Squid Dissection

Squid Dissection

Through a dissection, students learn about the anatomy of squid and their unique adaptations. This lab is for 5th-12th.

Plankton Encounter

Plankton Encounter

Students use microscopes to observe estuary water samples and discover the life within a water drop. Students learn about some of the smallest plants and animals in the marine environment and their importance. This lab is for 2nd-12th.

Water Quality

Water Quality

Students learn about water quality parameters used to measure the health of our local waters. They use scientific tools to test water samples and collect data, participating in a worldwide citizen science project. This lab is for 6th-12th.

Community Outreach

Cost: $100 per program

Introduction to Tampa Bay Watch

Introduction to Tampa Bay Watch

This presentation introduces the history and ecology of the Tampa Bay estuary and the role Tampa Bay Watch plays in restoration and conservation. Listeners gain a comprehensive outlook of our dynamic bay and its health.

Microplastics in the Estuary

Microplastics in the Estuary

Educators speak on the issue of plastic pollution, its effects on our local environment, and Tampa Bay Watch’s involvement in marine debris removal efforts. Listeners will leave feeling inspired to be a part of the solution.

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