Students Virtually Explore Rookery Bay
To better serve their community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida’s Rookery Bay Reserve is taking student and family programming online every day in April and May.
Students “staying at home” can continue to learn about the 110,000 acres of land and water that Rookery Bay protects, as well as the wildlife that live there. Each week of has a theme—from shark research to water monitoring to coastal resilience—and comes with videos, tours, downloadable activities and quizzes, which are all available on the Rookery Bay Reserve website.
In 2019 more than 12,000 community members visited the Reserve’s Environmental Learning Center, and 1,400 students participated in their programs. By taking that engagement online, the Rookery Bay Reserve is connecting people with their estuary while keeping the community safe.