"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."

Surveys at Menard-May Park

Jan 27th, 2014 | Category: AAE Volunteer, Student Scientists


As part of the Adopt-An-Estuary program, students from Roseborough Montessori School have been conducting water quality tests at one of 23 sites in the area. The class comes once a month to look at aspects of the lagoon such as salinity, temperature, nutrient levels, and water clarity. The students also document the current environmental conditions and species present. Recent clear water conditions revealed a sea star in the shallow water, as well as several fish and invertebrates hanging out under the dock!

All data are submitted to the AAE program, and are part of an ongoing database of conditions in the estuary. A network of volunteers who conduct regular monitoring allow us to detect any problems or changes in the ecosystem in a timely manner. Call or visit the Marine Discovery Center to find out how to get involved in protecting your lagoon!