Mikunigaoka High School attends Marine Science Camp
The Mikunigaoka High School, of Japan, joined the Marine & Environmental Science Camp for a day of marine education in the sun! The students traveled to the Sebastian Inlet State Park, where they explored the local waters. Students helped identify many of the organisms, both large and small, that inhabitant local seagrass beds. They saw animals such as the Florida Manatee, hermit crabs, large nine-armed sea stars, sea hares, shrimp, blue crabs, anchovies and other schooling fish. The students also stopped by the Barrier Island Sanctuary, where they interacted with sea turtle exhibits. They even got the chance to hold a turtle skull! The day culminated with a trip to the beach to watch a rocket launch and participate in a turtle walk. The Marine & Environmental Science Camp counselors had a terrific day with the Mikunigaoka High School students, and hope they return next year for more exciting adventures!