Bayologist Homeschool Day
Winter Solstice Boating the Preserves Eco Adventure
December 19, 2017, 10am-1pm
It’s almost the end of the year, and almost winter! WINTER! Let’s go out on the boat! Take advantage of the cooler temperatures, migrating birds, and clear, cool waters!
Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves and The Nature Teacher – Winter Solstice Boating the Preserves Eco Adventure!
Join us for the last Bayologist Homeschool Day of 2017! Send your homeschooler, age 6 and up, with me for a day on the bay; OR if you have younger kids, join us and make it a family learning experience! Enjoy the bright, blue tranquility of a South Florida late fall day…search for sights and sounds of wildlife, island hop to dig your toes in the sand as you search for marine-life, and enjoy the company of your community. We will be learning about the changes that happen in the dry season and how our relative proximity to the equator and our latitude affect our winter season and the inhabitants of South Florida.
Space is limited! Register ASAP. This event REQUIRES ADVANCED REGISTRATION! The next boat trip won’t be until the Spring Equinox…beginning of Spring- in March!
All proceeds go to support the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.
Drop-off program available for kids age 6+, or Stay & Play for younger children.
Additional adults are an added charge, please contact Christy Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are unable to provide refunds.
Event is rain or shine.
Severe weather may result in a canceled event.
If the event is canceled, choose a credit toward a future event, or choose to donate.
Attending Bayologists Need:
Protective water shoes – closed toe preferred, old sneakers or water shoes or water sandals ok. NO FLIP FLOPS. CROCS pop off and aren’t the best.
A filled eco water bottle.
Something to sit on and picnic. A packed NO or LOW waste snack/dinner. All waste needs to be packed out. Styrofoam is illegal and plastic is discouraged.
Clothes that are for swimming and can get wet or dirty.
A towel and change of dry clothes and wet bag for sandy shoes and wet clothes.
Insect protection just in case – natural is encouraged.
BBAP provides the guide, the nets, the kayaks, the paddles, the pfd’s, plus, noodles, shovels, buckets, binoculars, magnifiers, educational program with games and more.
You bring masks, goggles and other play toys you may want – keep it simple.
Get a little closer to the surface with a guided Eco Tour. The Netting the Preserves Eco Experience offers enrichment and fun. Gain a sense of place as you dig deeper in to the ecology of Biscayne Bay, searching for life below the surface. Explore the shallow water of the preserves, alongside a Naturalist Guide. Dip your nets into the grasses and unlock the mysteries of the secret seagrass gardens. Understand the complex and vital mangrove, seagrass and sandy-bottom ecosystems and their importance to the whole of South Florida ecology. Enjoy your community, your friends and the entire family as you participate in this relaxed, but eye-opening, scientific look at Biscayne Bay. Take part in preserving our preserves! BBAP’s Eco Tourism program offers a variety of ways for you to get out on the bay, year-round. Inquire now about setting up an Eco Experience for your family, group, workplace or community.