Exploring our Watershed by Ann Laurenzi, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

January 25, 2020

January Science Saturday was about our local watershed. Lessons were related to local marine mammals, the impact of marine debris on the ocean ecosystem, and how various pollutants flow through the watershed. One hands-on activity involved learning what it might be like to be an entangled sea turtle - by trying to remove a rubber band from around one’s fingers without using the other hand. They experienced echolocation by feeling of a tuning fork on their chin and “hearing” the vibration, similar to what a dolphin would experience through its lower jaw. They also saw a demonstration of the watershed, with activities related to pollutants and the water cycle.