Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
by Kathryn Jeakle, MS Science Teacher
As part of the Coastal Awareness Program (CAP), 53 of our eighth graders traveled with six teachers to the Rocks Pond Ecosystem Restoration site in Palmetto, Florida, on March 18 to transplant the salt marsh grass they have been maintaining on our school campus since August.
With the help of Tampa Bay Watch representatives and a representative from Southwest Florida Water Management District, our eighth graders transplanted 3110 salt marsh plugs into the brackish water that connects to Tampa Bay. The work they did was part of a large restoration project to protect the health of the Tampa Bay water as well as the ecosystems that border its coastal zone. Our students demonstrated hardwork, dedication, and empathy for the environment.
Thank you eighth graders, and Middle School teachers Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Frey, Mr. Dionne, Mrs. Scoby and Sra. Grant for your time, effort and sweat!
Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast St Petersburg, FL 33703 Phone: (727) 522-2111 | Fax: (727) 527-4191 [Map]