FAMILY FIELD TRIP SERIES

Estuary EDventures’ Family Field Trip Series invites the community to participate in our most popular field trip programs. Every Thursday in March, join our experienced education team at the Tampa Bay Watch Marine Education Center in Tierra Verde and participate in programs that are designed to engage participants in hands-on, experiential labs and field activities focused on the estuarine environment. Whether trawling, seining, or collecting plankton, families will learn about the diversity of estuarine life in Tampa Bay and leave feeling inspired.

Trawling Tampa Bay Eco-Cruise

March 4, 2021 and March 18, 2021

Trawling Tampa Bay Eco-Cruise

Climb aboard our classroom vessel for a sunset excursion while exploring the bay habitats and the variety of life within. Using an otter trawl net, animals are collected and participants investigate native species and their survival strategies.
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Plankton Encounter

March 11, 2021

Plankton Encounter

Learn about some of the smallest plants and animals in the marine environment and their importance to the marine food web and beyond. Participants collect water samples and use microscopes to discover the life within a water drop.
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Seine the Bay

March 25, 2021

Seine the Bay

Journey into the estuary’s shallow seagrass beds, wading through and exploring the nearshore habitats and their inhabitants. Participants use seine and dip nets to collect wildlife to observe and then release.
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Email Katie Mastenbrook at kmastenrbook@tampabaywatch.org with questions about family field trips.