Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Water
Wildlife
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

The project we have in mind is a shade house, which is a green house for mangroves. As you may know, mangroves are extremely important to our local ecosystem; they provide shelter for a variety of animals, prevent coastal erosion, and are capable of filtering out pollutants from the air and water. The shade house is an approximately 25X25 foot structure that consists of a basic framework covered in an inexpensive cloth material....read more

How are you going to do it?

Indialantic STEM classes could use the shade house to observe plant growth, etc., while learning more about our local ecosystem. I feel it is important for younger students to understand more about the problems that face the Indian River Lagoon, and to also feel like they can make a difference. This project would engage your students, and afford them the opportunity to interact with high school-aged volunteers that are eager to be positive role-models.