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Playita Rosada Becomes an Important Learning Stage Again

March 5, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, students from Manuel A. Barreto School in Mayagüez visited Playita Rosada in La Parguera, Lajas, Puerto Rico, to learn about our marine and coastal resources. The students arrived very excited with their teacher, Mrs. María de los Ángeles Rodríguez, eager to participate in the tour that awaited them. After receiving the welcome and necessary instructions, they divided into groups to attend four workshop and lecture stations. The topics they worked on that day were: mangroves, marine invertebrates with seagrasses and algae, sand composition, and meteorology. At the mangrove station, they observed the four species that exist on our island. They walked through the mangrove forest and identified the characteristics of each of them. Then, they created a sample of leaves and could note the differences between them. In the marine invertebrates station, they were shown these organisms and were informed about their main characteristics. The students were very impressed when they learned about the processes these species undergo to feed and live in ecosystems such as seagrasses and coral reefs. On the other hand, at the sand composition station, the students analyzed different types of sands, including Playita Rosada’s. Finally, at the meteorology station, they observed clouds, measured various weather parameters, studied how these affect marine and coastal ecosystems, and made their own weather forecast. Once again, Playita Rosada served as a living laboratory for students to acquire greater knowledge about the importance of protecting and conserving our marine and coastal environment.

By Delmis del C. Alicea Segarra, EdD

Photos by Efra Figueroa

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March 5, 2019
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Autorizado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-16-893

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