Marine Science Institute Brings Tide Pools to School
St. Raymond Kindergarten, First, Second and Third graders had the opportunity to explore the rocky shore of Half Moon Bay today . . . without ever leaving campus. The Marine Science Institute brought the tide pools to school. Beginning with an interactive introduction to the habitat found along our coastline and followed by an opportunity to touch, feel and hold various sea animals, the Marine Science Educators provided a wonderful hands-on learning experience for the students.
The presentation focused on the influences of tides on the rocky shore, and the animals that survive in the harsh conditions of the tidepool habitat. The students were able to handle live fishes and invertebrates, and examine how they are adapted to life in the rocky intertidal. The Marine Science Institute strives to cultivate students' natural sense of curiosity, enrich their understanding of science and foster a responsibility to protect the environment.