The LIFE Honeymoon Island State Park Program is a partnership between the Department of Environmental
Dunedin Highland Middle School
in Pinellas County. The program targets eighth grade students and involves four separate field
experiences, one every nine weeks. Each field experience involves a number of distinct field
labs led by DEP staff, volunteers and participating teachers. The field labs address
priority topics that have been identified by the participating teachers and use the
unique natural resources and ecosystems available at Honeymoon Island State Park to illustrate important concepts and principles in Life and Environmental Science. The field
experiences delve into such topics as water quality, sand systematics, longshore drift and abiotic environmental factors.
This LIFE Program site is the subject of an 18 month project on
coastal environmental education funded by the
Gulf of Mexico Program.
The project involves three pilot sites around the Gulf of Mexico and
will examine the effectiveness of educational strategies for reaching
underserved or underrepresented populations. The project also supports
the Gulf of Mexico Alliance
a regional initiative to protect the Gulf of Mexico.
For more information on this Gulf Alliance Project, please contact Greg Ira at
Program Implementation Team