Homeschool Workshop Series
Step into the shoes of a Marine Biologist through Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s homeschool workshop series exclusively for homeschool students! Students will be immersed in marine science through hands-on lessons in the field (site locations vary depending on the workshop). Lesson topics feature coastal ecology, veterinary science, ocean conservation, and sea turtle biology.
Includes: 1.5 hour field lesson and activities led by staff biologist.
Ages: 6-9 and 10-13.
Spring 2022 Schedule
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Location: Coral Cove Park
Location: Loggerhead Park
ALL ABOUT PLANKTON
Location: Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Location: Burt Reynolds Park
Students will explore Coral Cove Park and all of the amazing creatures that call it home! After a lesson on the basics of biodiversity field collection techniques, students will investigate the presence of various marine plants and animals, and get to try their hand at seine netting.
Students will learn about the hammock ecosystem, and what it means for a plant or animal to be called a ‘keystone species.’ While keeping their eyes peeled for any gopher tortoises, students will investigate the different adaptations plants in the hammock utilize in order to thrive there.
All About Plankton
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a microscopic critter living in the ocean? Now’s your chance to find out! Students will learn all about the different types of plankton, and their importance as the base of the ocean food web. After a lesson on plankton, students will venture down to the beach to conduct a plankton tow and then view them under the microscope! Research is sometimes a “dirty” job, so students should be prepared to get a little sandy or wet.
Explore the mangrove ecosystem by kayak! Students will be led on a naturalist excursion of the mangrove ecosystem by kayaking through the habitat to learn about the importance of the mangrove ecosystem and what animals depend on this habitat for survival. Tandem kayaks for student use provided by LMC.
Private Homeschool Workshops
Loggerhead Marinelife Center now offers private workshops exclusively for homeschool groups! Book an in-person (15 student maximum) workshop for your homeschool group today!
These workshops are for students ages 6-13. Cost is $12/student for the 1.5 hour program, with a minimum of 10 students, or $120. One free chaperone per family is required (and must stay on campus for the duration of the program), but any additional chaperones will need to register as participants. At this time, Private Homeschool Workshops are limited to a maximum of 15 students.
Available lesson topics for private groups: Sea Turtles 101, Responsible Anglers, Junior Biologists
Private Homeschool Workshops can now sign up through the field trip calendar.