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Girl Scouts Visit Isla Magueyes to Learn About Marine and Coastal Resources

February 23, 2019

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, sixty Girl Scouts from various towns in Puerto Rico, aged 5 to 11, visited the facilities of Isla Magueyes to learn about marine and coastal ecosystems. Both in the morning and afternoon, 30 girls were enthusiastically transported by boat to the island to learn about the ecosystems present there. At first, upon seeing the iguanas living on the island, they were amazed. Later, they were taken to the Visitor Center, where they received a welcome and were given instructions for the activities. Once they were ready, they went outside to attend the workshop on meteorology. In this workshop, they learned about weather parameters such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, among others. They also had the opportunity to measure each of these parameters with a portable weather station. After completing their measurements, they moved on to the workshop on sand composition. In this workshop, the Girl Scouts created a sand sample and analyzed it using a field microscope. They greatly enjoyed working with this instrument as they could observe sands of a size they had never seen before.

To conclude the activity, they returned to the Visitor Center where we read them the story “El tesoro de Pepe Uca” (Pepe Uca’s Treasure). During the reading, we taught them about mangroves and the importance of conserving our marine and coastal ecosystems. It was a great experience for them. Keep moving forward learning, conserving, and enjoying our environment!

By Delmis del C. Alicea Segarra, EdD

Photos by Efra Figueroa


February 23, 2019
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Autorizado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-16-893

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