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LIFE - Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park

LIFE Program participants at Werner Boyce Salt Springs State ParkThe LIFE Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park Program is a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection and the Pasco County School District. Approximately 120 eighth grade students from Chasco Middle School will participate in three field experiences each year in the park and the nearby marine science center. The project will apply science concepts, methods and skills as they explore the park's unique geology, springs and coastal ecosystems. After the first year, this LIFE program will follow the same group of middle school students for three years as they progress from sixth to eighth grade. Funding for this program comes in part from the Florida Springs Initiative.

  • WBSSSP Partnership Agreement
  • World Water Monitoring Day Logo

    Field Sites

    Program Implementation Team

    • Mark Butler
      Environmental Education Resource Teacher
      Pasco County Environmental Education Programs
      (727) 774-0587
    • Mark Dosman
      Science Teacher, Chasco Middle School
      (727) 774-1300
    • Tanya Murphy
      Language Arts Teacher, Chasco Middle School
      (727) 774-1300
    • Michael Dabramo
      Math Teacher, Chasco Middle School
      (727) 774-1300
    • Larry Steed
      Park Manager, Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
      Port Richey, FL 34673
      (727) 816-1890

    Program Content

    Experience I @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs

    Experience II @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs

    Experience III @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs



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    LIFE Program

    LIFE Network

    Last updated: May 23, 2012

      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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