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Group of Homeschooled students Visits Playita Rosada

October 12, 2018

On Friday, October 12, 2018, a group of homeschooling students, along with their parents, visited Playita Rosada in La Parguera, Lajas, Puerto Rico, to learn about marine and coastal ecosystems. The group consisted of students of various ages and educational levels. The young people went through various experiences that allowed them to firsthand learn about several marine and coastal resources in Puerto Rico and their importance. At the mangrove station, they observed the characteristics of the four types of mangrove trees that grow in our archipelago and how these protect our coasts and provide habitat and food for many marine species in their juvenile stages. They also saw and touched various invertebrate organisms that inhabit our ecosystems. This station was very appealing to them, as they had not seen many of these species before and did not know the function they have within the ecosystem where they live. Another activity they carried out was analyzing various sand samples, including Playita Rosada’s, to determine their composition. The students enjoyed this workshop very much because they could observe the sand grains as they had never seen them before. On the other hand, they measured various weather parameters such as atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, temperature, among others, to see how these affect marine and coastal ecosystems. In this station, they made their own weather forecast. It was a very enriching experience for them. Success!

By Delmis del C. Alicea Segarra, EdD

Photos by Doris J. Rivera Santiago and Angela Ferrá Elías

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October 12, 2018
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Autorizado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-16-893

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