Seventh-grade Foxtrot students recently embarked on a remarkable field trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. The purpose of the trip was to learn about marine life, ecosystem dynamics, and the importance of preserving our delicate coastal habitats. Students wasted no time exploring the diverse marine species found in our local waters, including seahorses, sea stars, and even a live octopus. The hands-on activities truly brought their learning to life. Students had the opportunity to touch and observe various organisms in touch tanks, feeling the smooth skin of stingrays, and the prickly exoskeleton of the hermit crabs.
It is our hope that this field trip sparked the interest of students to become future marine biologists, with a lifelong appreciation for the marine world, and inspired them to become stewards of our planet's natural treasures.