Fourth Grade had a great time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Key Biscayne Nature Center on Tuesday. We hiked through a forest and observed creatures, including centipedes and crabs, that had taken up residence in snail shells. We learned about the state tree of Florida, the Sabal Palm, and how they are taken over by strangling fig trees. We also saw poisonwood trees and learned how to avoid them. We looked at sea grapes and learned that the plants’ leaves are tough enough to write a letter on and send in the mail! We walked along the shore and saw pufferfish, barnacles on sea coconuts as well as Portuguese man o’ war. (We stayed far away from those!). Additionally, we learned about sea turtles and saw real taxidermied sea turtles. Lastly, we saw small aquariums and touched sea urchins in the touch tank. Our guides were knowledgeable, sharing a wealth of information during our exploration and learning sessions. The students were amazing and learned so much about the nature that surrounds them.