Learning in the Matanzas Pass Preserve

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The Friends of the Matanzas Pass Preserve have developed educational programs that delight and teach elementary school-aged children each year. Connection Inspection and Home, Sweet Home, both assist students in learning about the interconnectedness of our natural habitat through hands on learning experiences. Volunteers Kathy Light and Dorothy Rodwell recently led Beach School 4th and 3rd graders in learning experiences in the Preserve.

After a walk through the Preserve and learning what animals, insects and plants need to live, the mystery identities are revealed!
After a walk through the Preserve and learning what animals, insects and plants need to live, the mystery identities are revealed!
Matanzas Pass Preserve
Beach School third graders enjoyed the Home, Sweet Home program last week. “Mayor” Rodwell explains what different eco-systems offer plants and animals. Each student is given a mystery identity and asked to discover where they might live.
A mock trial is held to determine whether wetland creatures can live in the field. Verdict – some can, but most can’t.
A mock trial is held to determine whether wetland creatures can live in the field. Verdict – some can, but most can’t.