Join Saltwater Studies for this exciting and educational Field Trip.
Blowing Rocks Preserve is a conservation area maintained by The Nature Conservancy. It is the longest stretch of limestone shoreline on the Atlantic Coast in the United States. Seawater has eroded tunnels in the rocks that funnel water into shooting plumes at high tide. Depending on the tide levels, these plumes can reach up to 50 feet tall! The rocks also provide a habitat for a variety of shoreline creatures, giving a great opportunity to explore this shoreline’s nooks, crannies and tide pools in search of marine life. Field trip participants will meet at Blowing Rocks Preserve and be led on a beach walk during which they will be provided with a Biblically-based overview of the rocky shore coastal habitat. As the waves constantly crash against the rocks, creating salt spray even at low tide, YOU WILL GET WET! It is recommended that students wear swim suits under their clothes and beach appropriate footwear. Shoes are required as the rough limestone can be sharp in various places. Personal items such as electronic devices, wallets or cameras must be sealed in plastic, waterproof bags or left in a safe place in your vehicle. Food is not allowed at the Preserve so please plan accordingly. There is a public park just 1 mile south of the Preserve where you can eat lunch. Students will meet in the parking lot at the Hawley Education Center on the west side of Beach Road at Blowing Rocks Preserve (574 South Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-2804).
Cost: $15 per student with 20% sibling discount*
Expenses: The park charges a $2 per person entry fee for adults. Children under 12 years of age are free.
*Includes recommended $2.00 park entry fee for students participating in the field trip. Adults accompanying these children on the field trip will need to pay a separate $2 entry fee directly to the preserve.