The students studied sea grass, mangrove, and coral reef ecology both inside the classroom and on snorkeling field trips. They also participated in labs on invertebrate diversity and zooplankton identification. While in the area, they toured Everglades National Park to learn about the effects of the original settlers, restoration efforts, and the species that once and still do inhabit that land.
After going on this trip, my knowledge of the coastal ecology of Florida has been greatly broadened. I now see how truly important the environment is and why we should strive to protect it and prevent climate change. — Colin D., 8th year studentClick here for a photo gallery of their trip.