Field Trip with Bill Clifton from Science Partners to Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Indian River Lagoon, and the St. Johns River.
WHEN: March 16, 2018
WHERE: Bridgewater Marketplace Shopping Center
East Colonial Drive, Orlando FL
CONTACT: Merilee Clifton
COST: $35 ages 4-12; $39 ages 13 and older
Come enjoy the great outdoors of Florida with Bill and Merilee Clifton – creationists, authors, Florida Master Naturalists, and science educators. The Cliftons will lead our group from Canaveral National Seashore (CNS) to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR), Indian River Lagoon (IRL) and the St. Johns River (SJR), exploring Florida’s Water Systems from the perspective of God’s design in creation.
We will meet at 7:30 AM at Bridgewater Marketplace Shopping Center on East Colonial Drive in Orlando and depart for CNS by 8:00 AM after a brief orientation. At CNS, we’ll begin with an orientation, beach walk, and sea bean hunt at this saltwater ecosystem. Then, we’re off to MINWR, where we’ll look at their educational displays and see a film on the ecology of the area. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch. We’ll eat lunch at IRL where we will also get into the brackish water with seining nets. Our Capture and Release permit allows us to study the marine specimens we catch in our nets and then return them to the water. We never know what we might find, but have caught fish, shrimp, crabs, seahorses, jellyfish, puffer fish, horseshoe crabs, stingrays, and more! Sometimes we see dolphins and manatees. Our last stop is the SJR where we’ll observe the plant and animal life of this freshwater habitat from an airboat. Watch for alligators, bald eagles, many other birds, turtles, and more! Our day as a group will end after the airboat ride at approximately 3:30 PM in Christmas, FL.
Bill Clifton, a former evolutionist, has a passion for God’s creation! His desire is to share his knowledge of science and the Bible to help others understand our incredible Creator and His handiwork.
For over 30 years, Bill has taught various science, Bible, and creation classes for public, Christian, and home schools. He was head of SeaWorld Orlando’s Education Department and served as Minister of Education in a local church before he and his wife Merilee founded Science Partners in 2000. They offer creation-based science classes for homeschoolers; lead Creation Adventures (field trips and workshops) for homeschool families, Christian schools, and churches; and Bill is a creation speaker and ordained minister.
Ministry: Science Partners