The second and third grade classes of Treasure Village Montessori of Islamorada recently spent the day at the Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center learning about invertebrates and sharks! The group of excited youngsters collected all types of critters during an island tidepool and were able to get hands on and hold all of the invertebrates at our touch tanks. There were Caribbean spiny lobsters, horse conchs, sea urchins, and sea stars galore! After a quick lunch, the students learned about Shark Biology with a dissection and handling of a Bonnethead shark. To top off the end of their field trip, the students aided the Pigeon Key staff in feeding the sharks and fish in our outdoor saltwater pool. It was quite the day! If you are interested in any of our Marine Science field trips, day or overnight, feel free to contact our Education Director Jason Kicinski at [email protected]!
The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center is a 501c-3 non-profit organization that was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1990. The foundation was created in 1992 to further protect the island’s long-standing history from the Henry Flagler era.