Eco-Researchers High School Programs

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The Eco-Researcher Program is designed to engage students in real world environmental concerns, hands-on application and data analysis. Provides an interdisciplinary field experience open to all high school science content teachers and students in our district to support schools with the implementation of both the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Florida Standards. The high school Eco-Researchers Program is available at any of the DSBPC environmental centers: Energy and Marine Center (EMC), Starkey Environmental Education Center (SEEC) and Crossbar Ranch Environmental Education Center (CREEC).

Our high school programs webpage has a large variety of field lab experiences for teachers to choose from. Lab activities taught at our centers correspond with the Florida Standards taught in the classroom. Additional curriculum will be added and suggestions and development of new curriculum is always appreciated. If you don’t see an activity you like or want to try something new or different please don’t hesitate to ask.

We are reserving 3 days for each school to support science education with hands-on applied scientific activities. More days for each school will be made available 2nd semester as well. The max number of students per day is 40, group numbers above 25 will be divided into two groups and the teacher will be responsible for teaching one of the activities.

All centers are managed by the school board, treated as a school and therefore do not require board approval (and the associated paperwork) to set up a visit.  All that is required is approval from your school administration.  We provide a bus that picks up and returns to school anytime before school ends (usually at least 30 minutes before the last bell) at no cost to school. With the help of our programs staff, you and your students can conduct a variety of research activities related to any science course offered in the district.

Labs/Activities are organized by quarter according to the latest district timeline for each high school level course.

Please select a Program: https://pasco.instructure.com/courses/76650/pages/eco-researchers

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Please contact Josh McCart, Environmental Resource Teacher, for any questions or scheduling at jmccart@pasco.k12.fl.us