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LIFE - Madison County

LIFE lab

Madison Blue Springs State Park, Ladell Brothers Outdoor Environmental Center (North Florida Community College) and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

The LIFE Madison County Program, started in 2008, is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection and Madison County Central School. Approximately 140 sixth grade students will participate in field labs that relate to groundwater, springs, water quality, surface water ? groundwater interactions, karst topography and hydrogeology at the Ladell Brothers Nature Center at North Florida Community College, Madison Blue Springs State Park and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Funding for this program comes from the Florida DEP Groundwater Program. The field experiences will utilize ?real-world? scientific measuring devices and techniques in conjunction with the state of the art facilities at Madison County Central School obtained through their Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant to enhance instruction in science concepts and across the curriculum.

  • Madison Partnership Agreement
  • madison county logo North Florida Community College logo University of Florida logo

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    Field Sites

    • Madison Field Sites via Google Earth - Link to an interactive map showing all field sites for Madison County.
    • Google Earth Instructions - Provides information on how to use the Google Earth feature above.

    Program Implementation Team

    • Lynne Sapp
      Madison County Central School: (850)973-5192

    • Penny Kuntz
      Madison County Central School: (850)973-5192

    • Gwen James
      Madison County Central School: (850)973-5192

    • Glen Cobb
      Madison County Central School: (850)973-5192

    • Audrey James
      Madison County Central School: (850)973-5192

    • Ray Robinson
      Madison County Central School: (850)973-5192


    • Dr. Michael Stine
      Professor of Biology, North Florida Community College: (850) 973-2288

    • Dr. Terry Zimmerman
      Science Department Chair, North Florida Community College: (850) 973-2288

    • Heather Johnson
      UF-IFAS Extension, Madison County: (850) 973-4138

    Program Content

    Experience I @ Madison Central School
    Experience II @ Ladell Brothers Outdoor Environmental Center at NFCC
    Experience III @ Madison Blue Springs State Park
    Experience IV @ Camp Cherry Lake

    Related Links

    Protecting Florida's Water


    LIFE Program

    LIFE Network

    Last updated: May 23, 2012

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

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