The Pasco Environmental Adventure Camp Experience (PEACE) program gives children the opportunity to study the environment through a variety of engaging, hands-on activities while being immersed in different environments. Student learning will be connected as they study and compare different environments including the Energy and Marine Center (EMC), Starkey Environmental Education Center, Safety Town Education Center, and the Florida Aquarium. Transportation to each of these locations, morning snack, and lunch are provided by the school district.
Students study the diversity of the species, human impact, and how we can protect and sustain our natural resources. On the days the students are scheduled to attend the Energy and Marine Center (EMC), they participate in several water-based activities including fish adaptation, renewable energy and kayaking. In addition, they learn how humans impact these sensitive estuarine habitats. When students are scheduled to attend Starkey Environmental Education Center, they learn about animal skull adaptations, biological water quality tests using macroinvertebrates found in the Pithlachascotee River and gopher tortoise habitats. Safety Town lessons focus on identification of animal tracks, native plant and insect species and natural resources found in Pasco County. The PEACE camp is offered over the summer to students attending one of the Title 1 schools in Pasco County.
For more information, call Laura Rulison-Lange (727) 774-2312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org