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Students from Sabana Grande Visit Playita Rosada

April 27, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, a group of students from Luis Negrón López High School in Sabana Grande, along with their teachers, had the opportunity to visit Playita Rosada in La Parguera, Lajas, Puerto Rico. There, educators from the Sea Grant Program showed them the marine and coastal ecosystems that inhabit this area and the importance of conserving them. The students rotated through different stations where they could learn firsthand about invertebrates, seagrasses, algae, mangrove trees, sand composition, and meteorology. They walked through the mangrove to see the 4 species of mangrove trees in our archipelago and differentiate their characteristics. They collected the leaves of these trees that were on the ground and created a sample that helped them recognize each type of mangrove by its leaf.

On the other hand, they observed and carefully touched various invertebrate organisms. In this station, they learned about their anatomy, their function in the ecosystem, and the interdependence of the organism and its ecosystem to continue living. They also learned the difference between seagrasses and algae. Sand is another very important element on our beaches. During this field trip, the participants studied the origin of sands, what they are composed of, and analyzed various samples of sands from Puerto Rico’s beaches, including those from Playita Rosada. The students examined the sand samples through a field microscope that allowed them to identify the material of the sand grains.

Finally, at the meteorology station, the students observed the clouds and measured various weather parameters such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, among others. They learned the meaning of these factors and how they affect marine and coastal ecosystems. In the end, it was a very enriching experience for them. They were very attentive and actively participated in everything that was offered to them. It is an excellent group, keep moving forward as a bright future awaits you. Congratulations!

The review was written by Delmis del C. Alicea Segarra and edited by Cristina D. Olán Martínez. The photos were taken by Yarleen Irizarry and Efraín Figueroa.

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April 27, 2018
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Autorizado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-16-893

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