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Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Secrets of Seagrass Beds

Contact

Karrie Carnes
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 
(305) 809-4700 ext. 236

Location

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
35 East Quay Road
Key West, FL 33040

Date and Time

  • Sat, Mar 19, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Description

Discovery Saturdays are held on the third Saturday of every month, and provide kids an opportunity to have fun while learning about the environmental and cultural resources of the Florida Keys. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendance is free, and pre-registration is recommended. Call (305) 809-4750 to register. The Discovery Saturday for March celebrates Seagrass Awareness Month with Secrets of Seagrass Beds.

Participants will discuss the different organisms that live in a seagrass habitat and their importance to the community as a whole. The program will emphasize the importance of conservation in a seagrass environment and what they can do to help; as well as, the importance of seagrass beds in relation to their connection to other ecosystems.

The Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road in the Dr. Nancy Foster Environmental Complex, on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Free parking is available.

Last updated: May 05, 2011

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