Field Trip with Christa Jewett from Saltwater Studies at Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound, FL.
WHEN: June 7, 2018
9:30 am – Blowing Rocks Beach Walk
WHERE: Hawley Education Center
Blowing Rocks Preserve
574 South Beach Road
Hobe Sound, FL 33455-2804
CONTACT: Christa Jewett
E: [email protected]
BLOWING ROCKS BEACH WALK – Duration: 2 hours
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 participants 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. Participants 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: $20 per person
Expenses: Blowing Rocks Preserve charges a $2 per person entry fee for anyone 12 years old and older. Cash will be required to pay this fee upon entering the Preserve.