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LIFE - Wakulla Springs Service Learning

Wakulla Springs - LIFE lab

The LIFE - Wakulla Springs Program is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection’s Wakulla Springs State Park and the  Wakulla County School District.  The program targets all three grade levels of students at Riversprings Middle School and involves two field experiences per year. Each field experience involves a number of distinct field labs led by park staff, volunteers and participating teachers. Field sites include a variety of public access lands in the Wakulla Springs and River watershed. The project was funded initially through a Florida Learn and Serve grant. Supplemental financial support for the project has come from grants from the Oceans and Florida Springs Initiatives.

The project has been funded primarily through a Florida Learn and Serve grant. Supplemental financial support for the project has come from grants from the Oceans Initiative and the Florida Springs Initiative. LIFE-Wakulla Springs is currently supported by the Wakulla County School District.

   

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Program Implementation Team

  • Jeff Hugo and Jackie Turner
    Park Service Specialists, Wakulla Springs State Park: (850) 224-5950

  • Sherri Kraeft - sjkraeft@ufl.edu
    Wakulla Springs LIFE Program Site Coordinator
    Extension Agent II, Wakulla County Extension Office: (850) 926-3931

  • Lori Nicholson - Lori_nicholson@fws.gov
    Environmental Education Specialist St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuges: (850) 925-6121

  • Jeff Dutrow and Michael Ray
    8th Grade Science Teacher, Riversprings Middle School: (850) 926-2300

  • John Madden
    7th Grade Science Teacher, Riversprings Middle School: (850) 926-2300

  • Susan Lassitter and Louis Hernandez
    6th Grade Science Teachers, Riversprings Middle School: (850) 926-2300

Program Content

6th grade @ St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

6th grade @ Wakulla Springs State Park (Revised Labs - 2013)

7th grade @ Wakulla Springs State Park and Lake Munson

8th Grade @ Leon Sinks Geological Area

Other

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Last updated: May 31, 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)

 
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