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OUR PROGRAMS - EVENING PROGRAMS
CORAL ECOLOGY - NEARSHORE
ECOLOGY - COASTAL ECOLOGY
MARINE INVESTIGATIONS - EVENING
PROGRAMS - VAN TRIPS
LABS AND ACTIVITIES AT NHMI
After a discussion of algae and their importance as habitats, students search
for animals living within samples of calcareous algae. This is an excellent
review or introduction to the invertebrate phyla. A favorite lab of many
students and teachers.
Most of the animals observed by students at NHMI began their lives as microscopic
plankton. This lab focuses on the ecology and identification of plankton,
using live specimens and microscopes. If time and space permit, students
may accompany the instructor on a plankton collection trip.
Led by their instructors, students sing, perform and toast marsh-mallows
while enjoying an evening under the stars. Stories may be told involving
astronomy and/or the history of the Keys. Often combined with a night wade
At night, the shorelines of NHMI are perfect for observing nocturnal habits
of marine creatures. Students wade in ankle-deep water, using flashlights
to illuminate their search for animals such as crabs, anemones, worms, mollusks
with external shells..... and even octopi!