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LIFE - St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park LIFE Lab

The LIFE St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park Program is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection and Sebastian River Middle School in Indian River County. The Program targets both sixth and eighth grade students. Each grade has 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 will address priority topics that have been identified by the participating teachers and will use the unique natural resources and ecosystems available at St. Sebastian River Preserve as examples to illustrate important concepts and principles in Life and Environmental Science. The sixth grade field experiences delve into such topics plant and animal adaptations, while the eighth grade students learn about seed dispersal mechanisms and plant reproduction strategies.

Program Implementation Team

  • Gayle Heath
    Park Services Specialist, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park: (321) 953-5005
  • Teresa Rockwood
    Eighth Grade Science Teacher, Sebastian River Middle School: (772) 564-5111
  • Patti Schultz
    Sixth Grade Science Teacher, Sebastian River Middle School: (772) 564-5111

Program Content

Experience I 6th Grade

Experience II 6th Grade

Experience III 8th Grade


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Last updated: May 23, 2012

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