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Palm View K-8 student scientists help youth across the world monitor waterways

On Tuesday, February 13th, eighth grade science students from Palm View K-8 visited Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto.

The field trip consisted of two components - one component focused on a Florida Science Standard SC.7.E.6.6, which identifies the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality.

The other component focused on career opportunities in marine biology – the study of animals, plants and microbes in the oceans and other saltwater environments, such as estuaries and wetlands. 

This field trip is the third in a series of project-based learning activities the eighth graders participated in through a collaboration with Minorities In Shark Sciences (MISS) and EarthEcho.

The sponsorship by MISS allowed the students to participate in this field trip at no cost.

Along the way, students observed various marine life living in the Tampa Bay-area, such as crabs. 

They will upload the data they received from the field trip activities to the EarthEcho website

On the website, students will participate in the EarthEcho Water Challenge. 

EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded by the grandchildren of Jacques Cousteau, the famed oceanographer. 

Its mission is to inspire young people to take action in their own communities to protect vital water resources. 

Special thanks to Olympia Baylou, 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Palm View K-8 for sharing Good News.