Tarpum Bay Primary Grade 1 Students arrive at The Island SchoolFourteen students from Ms. Carey’s first grade class came to CEI to study animals & their different habitats.  During their field trip they explored the farm and investigated some of the plants and animals they found.  Discussion was had about how plants and animals all need basic things to survive.

The kids explored the farm and got to feed the pigs

At the Wege Center for Sustainable Fisheries, they learned about the differences in marine animals by observing lionfish, conch, lobster, and tilapia.

Educational Programs Lead Teacher Tiffany Gray demonstrates how the tilapia aquaculture system works

The children took note that plants and animals live in different places and have different needs, according to their different traits.

Investigating traits of the queen conch

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