Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Department of Environmental Protection
 
* DEP Home * About DEP * Programs * Contact * Site Map * Search
MyFlorida.com  

Resources for:
Information
Subscribe to DEP News & Info
 

Unless indicated, documents on this Web site are Adobe Acrobat files, and require the free reader software.

Get Adobe Reader Icon


Employ Florida - Help Finding A Job button

Florida has a right to know button

Report Waste, Fraud and Abuse button

Policy & Budget Recommendations button

LIFE - Learning in Florida's Environment Quick Links

LIFE - Savannas Preserve State Park

Savannas Preserve State Park LIFE Lab The Savannas LIFE Program brings seventh-grade students out of the classroom to investigate science topics in the ecosystems of the Savannas Preserve State Park. Over 100 students from Southport Middle School visit the park once a quarter and rotate through four different field labs in cooperative groups. Each field experience is not only designed around key scientific concepts and skills in the Florida NGSSS but also integrates all subject areas in a transdisciplinary approach. Southport Middle School teachers collaborate with Savannas park staff and volunteers to ensure this program engages student senses, enriches content, and encourages a sense of environmental stewardship. The LIFE ? Savannas Preserve State Park program was initially funded in part from a grant from The Battelle Foundation.

 

Field Sites

Program Implementation Team

  • Tessa Roberts
    Park Services Specialist, Savannas Preserve State Park; (772) 398-2779
  • Chuck Oberlander
    Language Arts Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Lawrence Haynes
    Language Arts Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Kim Nicholas
    Language Arts Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Adrian Mendoza
    Math Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Rajesh Singh
    Math Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Lilas Demontegnac
    Math Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Jessica Allen
    Science Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Eric Johnson
    Science Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • A.J. Diaz
    Science Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Steven Aresi
    Civics Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Anthony Cusa
    Civics Teacher, Southport Middle School
  • Dorothy Levin
    Civics Teacher, Southport Middle School

Program Content

Field Labs  

Additional Resources

Protecting Florida's Water

 

LIFE Program

LIFE Network

Last updated: March 18, 2013

  Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Environmental Education, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 30   Tallahassee, Florida 32399  
850-245-2100 (phone) / 850-245-2159 (fax)

 
DEP Home | About DEP  | Contact Us | Search |  Site Map