Surf Tour

The Education Station at Spa Beach provides the ideal environment for students to discover Tampa Bay.

Pre-K through Fifth Grade
Length: two hours

Offered: 10am-noon Wednesday-Friday
Capacity: 50 maximum
Ages: all
Cost: $4 per participant/minimum 20 students or $80
                                                                        

Surf Activities:

Make-Your-Own Arts & Crafts Aquarium – 1 hour

Taking inspiration from our live exhibits and pictures, and using arts, crafts and natural elements of Spa Beach, we will recreate our own aquaria, modeling the components that comprise a marine ecosystem.

This covers: language arts (listening, viewing and speaking), science (the nature of matter, energy, processes of life, how living things interact with their environment) visual arts (skills and techniques), health education (responsible health behaviors) and physical education (advocate and promote physically active lifestyles).

Sunshine State Standards: LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, SC.A.1.1, SC.B.1.1, SC.B.2.1, SC.F.1.1, SC.F.2.1, SC.G.1.1, VA.A.1.1, VA.B.1.1, HE.B.3.1, HE.B.3.1, PE.C.2.1.

Tampa Bay Walks the Talk: Catchin' Critters Knee Deep – 1 hour

Boys with NetWith nets and buckets in hand, we’ll be “Catchin’ Critters Knee Deep,” learning about marine life that calls Tampa Bay home.

This covers: language arts (reading, listening, viewing and speaking), math (number sense concepts and operations), science (the nature of matter, energy, force and motion, processes that shape the earth, processes of life, how living things interact with their environment, the nature of science), social studies (geography), health education (responsible health behavior, advocate and promote healthy living) and physical education (literacy, responsible physical activity behaviors, advocate and promote physically active lifestyles).

Sunshine State Standards: LA.A.1.1, LA.A.2.1, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, MA.A.1.1, MA.A.2.1, MA.A.4.1, SC.A.1.1, SC.B.2.1, SC.C.2.1, SC.D.1.1, SC.D.2.1, SC.F.1.1, SC.F.2.1, SC.G.1.1, SC.G.2.1, SC.H.1.1, SC.H.3.1, SS.B.1.1, HE.B.3.1, HE.C.1.1, PE.A.1.1, PE.A.1.1, PE.B.2.1, PE.B.2.1, PE.C.1.1, PE.C.2.1.

Bay-in-a-Bucket – 1 hour

With plankton nets, videomicroscopes, and bug boxes in hand, we’ll be getting a “close-up” view of all the itty-bitty creatures that live in the waters of Tampa Bay.

This covers: language arts (reading, writing, listening), science (processes of life, how living things interact with their environment) and health education (responsible health behavior).Bay in a Bucket

Sunshine State Standards: LA.A.1.3, LA.A.2.3, LA.B.2.3, LA.C.1.3, SC.F.1.3, SC.F.2.3, SC.G.1.3, SC.G.2.3, HE.B.3.3.

Seine Net – 1 hour

Learn how to use a fishery biologist’s “tool of the trade” to collect and examine fish life from Tampa Bay.

This covers: language arts (listening, speaking), science (processes of life, how living things interact with their environment) and health education (responsible health behavior).

Sunshine State Standards: LA.C.1.3, LA.C.3.3, SC.F.1.3, SC.F.2.3, SC.G.1.3, HE.B.3.3.