Pre-Visit Activities

Pre-Visit Activities

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Welcome Teachers!

We are excited that you are coming to visit the Navarre Beach Science Station! 

Reminder: Don’t forget to split your school's participants into four groups each day. If you’re bringing four classes a day, no need to do anything further. However, if you’re bringing three or five classes, please work with your fellow teachers to divide your classes as needed before your arrival.

Trip Preview

Watch the clip below for a preview of a school visit to the science station.

Trip Checklist: Please review this important information with your students on what to bring and be prepared for:

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Bring: lunch, plenty of water, a change of clothes, a towel

Wear: sunscreen, comfortable clothes that can get wet, water shoes

You are welcome to use the restrooms in the park to change at lunch time or before heading home.

SAFETY:
Closed-toe shoes that will get wet are a MUST!

No running, and your shoes must be on at all times. Sharp shells and prickly sand burrs can be everywhere and are no fun!

In order to provide a safe experience, students may not swim at any time. For field investigations, we will be wading in the water.

Please do not feed the birds! They will take your lunch, poop everywhere, and bring their flock of friends to do the same.

Field Investigations and Kayaking are weather-dependent. Based on conditions and forecasts, we will determine the best scenario for the enjoyment and safety of your trip. We will substitute an alternate station if conditions are poor (too windy, rainy, cold, etc.).

Please note: Your teacher team also has the option to opt for a different station, but must communicate this to our Program Coordinator prior to arriving ([email protected]).

Our Awesome Ocean

Our Awesome Ocean: Watch the clip below for an awesome insight into why we need our ocean…and why it needs us too!

After the video, discuss what students were surprised by most, what they learned, and things they can do to help.

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Group Learning

Divide the class into 4 groups, based on the 4 learning stations that you have selected for your visit. Have each group brainstorm a list about what they think they might learn or do at the station. They can think of questions that they want to ask too. Then, have each group share with the rest of the class what they think!

Sharks Helping Humans

Sharks are another example of how ocean creatures are making human lives better. You might be surprised at what we’ve gained from sharks! Research “Sharklet” and/or watch the video to learn more.