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LIFE - Cedar Key

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The LIFE Cedar Key Program is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection's Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, the FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management Outreach and Education Subsection, the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, and the Levy County School District. Community partners include the Energy Advisory Council. Financial support for the first year of the program is through the Suwannee River Water Management District.

 Students from Cedar Key School participate in three field experiences a year, one each to Cedar Key Scrub, Atsena Otie Key and Shell Mound. Field labs address priority topics that have been identified by the participating teachers and utilize the unique natural resources available at these unique and diverse protected areas. Students apply science concepts, methods and skills as they participate in field labs covering topics such as water quality, wave energy and erosion, animal adaptations, land cover classification and abiotic environmental factors.

Partnership Agreement [PDF 92KB]

Field Sites

Program Implementation Team

  • Denny Voyles
    Cedar Key School
    (352) 543-5223

  • Raymond Powers
    Cedar Key School
    (352) 543-5223

  • Kristin Ebersol
    Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
    (352) 543-5567

  • Pam Darty
    Lower Suwannee& Cedar Keys NWR
    (352) 493-0238, ext 223

  • Jennifer Saranzak
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    (352) 543-9219, ext 216

Program Content

Experience I @ Atsena Otie Key
Experience II @ Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Experience III @ Shell Mound

Additional Resources

Protecting Florida's Water


LIFE Program

LIFE Network

Last updated: March 13, 2012

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850-245-2100 (phone) / 850-245-2159 (fax)

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