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Riverlution Days

     9am-5pm        Ages 10-14         $30/session

Oxbow Eco-Center invites local youth to join the River Revolution by taking part in Riverlution Days!  Riverlution Days will be filled with hands-on activities and field trips to a variety of local ecosystems. Participants will discover the unique history and ecology of local waterways and how to protect them.

Oxbow Eco-Center’s skilled education staff will lead fun, engaging indoor and outdoor experiences highlighting the Treasure Coast’s unique habitats.

Upcoming Dates:

To be Determined.

 

 

Homeschool Hopper: Winter 2020

Discovering Native Wildlife of the Treasure Coast

Ages 10-14          $45/student for the eight-part series

Check back for information on the Fall 2020 Hopper series!

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Local scientists and environmental educators are partnering once again to explore the natural world with Treasure Coast homeschooled students!  Eight science and environmental organizations will host a weekly immersion series known as the Homeschool Hopper: Discovering the Native Wildlife of the Treasure Coast. In this collaborative science series, homeschool students will visit natural areas and preserves to learn about diverse topics including ecology,  habitat restoration, biodiversity, conservation, and more!

The series runs January 10- February 28, with sessions taking place each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at various locations.  Pre-registration is required by calling Savannas Preserve State Park at (772) 398-2779.

 

The series dates/topics/hosts include:

  • January 10:            Florida’s Imperiled Beach Nesting Birds, IRL Aquatic Preserves
  • January 17:            The Wildlife in Your Backyard, The Manatee Center
  • January 24:            Junior Jay Watch, Savannas Preserve State Park
  • January 31:            The Beautiful Butterflies of Florida, Heathcote Botanical Gardens
  • February 7:            The Unsung Heroes of the Lagoon, The Environmental Learning Center
  • February 14:          The Underground World of Gopher Tortoises, The Oxbow Eco-Center
  • February 21:          Fabulous Fish Adaptations, O.R.C.A
  • February 28:          Plankton Investigation, Smithsonian Marine Ecosystem Exhibit  

 

About the Homeschool Hopper

            The Homeschool Hopper program began in 2014.  Designed to teach a comprehensive science unit through immersion and hands-on experiential learning, it has been a popular opportunity for local homeschool families.  The Winter 2020 series is sure to exceed expectations with eight participating organizations, including the Oxbow Eco-Center, Smithsonian Marine Station, Savannas Preserve State Park, Manatee Center Observation & Education Center, Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and Heathcote Botanical Gardens.  to register for the Homeschool Hopper, call the Savannas Preserve State Park at (772) 398-2779.

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For more information contact the Oxbow Eco-Center

at (772) 785-5833 or email oxbow@stlucieco.org.

 

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