In-The-Field Experience

Field experiences add to the uniqueness of the curriculum and give the students the
opportunity to learn scientific concepts first-hand.
  • Water quality testing of the Crystal River, Salt River and Gulf of Mexico
  • Environmentally related team building activities at the Fort Island Gulf Beach
  • Water pollution testing during a canoe trip on the Salt River
  • Chemical ion testing of the Salt River
  • Crystal River Mariculture Center tour
  • Canoe navigation trip
  • Crystal River Archeological Site visit
  • Estuary study using seine nets and snorkeling equipment around the mangroves
  • Shell Island coastal hammock study
  • Homosassa Springs State Park outreach program
  • Upland plant study at the St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve
  • Plankton and algae collection/identification while snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Busch Gardens animal research study
  • Manatee behavior observation while snorkeling in King's Bay
  • Pro-Line Boats factory tour
  • Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant visit
  • Turtle migration study at the Fort Island Gulf Beach
  • Regional and State Science and Engineering Fair participation
  • Native flora and fauna survey and identification
  • Two day Bellows' research cruise in St. Petersburg, FL for selected students
  • Sailboat Regatta with hand-made boats in chemistry class
  • Salt marsh survey and Fort Island Gulf Beach profile
  • Leadership Citrus academy presentation
  • Citrus-95 live interviews at Pizza Hut
  • Six academy students received their SCUBA certification at Bird's Underwater
  • Seagrass study in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Earth Day Open House, fish fry, and canoe tour
  • Adopt-A-Redfish Program with the Crystal River Mariculture Center
  • Sponge bed study and fish species survey using hand-made fishing lures
  • Sea World marine ecosystem study

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