Going Coastal: Secrets of Sand
Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
Secrets of Sand
If you looks closely at sand from our beaches or seafloors, it tells a story. Sand can be made of broken up rocks or shells. One of the most intriguing but little talked about components of sand are foraminifera, or forams.
Forams are microscopic, shelled organisms that live throughout the world's oceans. Forams are important tools for scientists. We can study their preserved shells and get clues about past climates. And we can look at the health of certain types of forams (pictured) and get clues about the health of coral reef ecosystems!
Join this program to learn about the "Secret" world of Forams. Lab will include hands on investigation of live samples and sand samples under the microscope.
Program best suited for ages 10 and older.
For more information please contact (727) 453-6500
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.