Dear Parents, Students and Friends:
Here are some of the upcoming classes and events offered by Saltwater
Studies. In order to help us ensure each student has a quality
experience during these classes or field activities, please sign up by
calling or emailing Saltwater Studies. This will help us ensure we have
sufficient materials and can provide an excellent learning environment
for all who attend. Thank you!
The Ocean’s Craziest Creatures | Feb. 2, 3-4:30 PM
This is one of our students’ favorite classes at Saltwater Studies!
God’s creation is full of unique and wonderfully designed creatures.
Some of the most amazing animals God created live in the ocean. This
class will provide a biblically-based introduction to some of the
ocean’s most interesting creatures, including everything from the sea
cucumber to sharks. This interactive class incorporates both lecture and
group discussion. The class is located at Creation Studies Institute,
Discovery Museum, 2701 W. Cypress Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale, 33309. Cost:
Friends Forever: Symbiotic Relationships in Marine Animals (NEW CLASS!)
| Feb. 9, 3-4 PM
The Bible says that the character of God is displayed throughout all
Creation. The Bible also tells us that Jesus is our friend. Therefore,
we should not be surprised to see some unusual friendships present
throughout nature. This class will provide a biblically-based lecture on
common symbiotic relationships between marine animals. This interactive
class incorporates both lecture and group discussion. The class is
located at Creation Studies Institute, Discovery Museum, 2701 W. Cypress
Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale, 33309. Cost: Donations Accepted.
NEW COURSES FOR 2012!
Sandy Beaches & Barrier Islands Field Course (2nd Session) | Feb. 22 to
Mar. 7, Wednesdays 1-3 PM & Mar. 10, Saturday 9-11 AM
We have had a great response for this field course and the first
session beginning February 7th is full. We have scheduled a second
session to begin February 22nd.
This is a four-class field course that provides students with an
interactive, biblically-based overview of the sandy beach and barrier
island ecosystem. Each class will be two hours in length and will
include approximately 30 to 45 minutes of lecture and 1.25 to 1.5 hours
of field activities. This class will cover the development of barrier
islands and sandy beaches, high wave energy environments, the impact of
wind, waves and tides on this environment, biological communities
associated with a sandy beach and environmental monitoring of this
ecosystem. Field activities will include learning how to use basic
survey equipment to create a beach profile, identifying wave types,
assessing and quantifying local flora and fauna, and water quality and
sediment monitoring techniques. This class is open to students in grades
4 through 12. The class will be limited to 15 students or less. to
download a syllabus, visit our web site: ww.saltwaterstudies.com. Cost:
All classes and field trips at Saltwater Studies are donation-based.
Saltwater Studies does not have any sponsorship support or grant
funding. However, we do not want any child to be excluded from
participating in our classes due to financial reasons. Please give what
you are able to contribute. If you would like some guidance, feel free
to ask for a suggested donation. Thank you!
Please contact me if you have any questions!