We have been enjoying taking Ms. Libby’s Going Coastal classes at Weedon Island. This month the class was called Sharky Science. All about sharks! We arrived early and took a long walk on the trails looking at plants and critters.
Since it was a public school break day the group was rather large compared to our normal small group. We had some friends with us too so we just split off from the big group and worked against the crowds. We had fun learning about teeth, skin and adaptations of sharks. I enjoyed the measuring a shark activity a lot. It is neat to have a size comparison for different species.
On Saturday we took Grandma Susie with us to a class at Brooker Creek about Florida ferns. We learned a lot about ferns in the classroom and then took a long hike to discover the ferns of Brooker Creek.
The stuff in the water is called water spangles! I will never call it all duckweed again!
There were even hidden ferns that they had discovered recently to add to their species of Brooker Creek list. Its cool how ferns can pop up in new places.
As you can see we were the only kids, as usual! We really enjoyed the morning at the preserve. We love the classes they offer.