Teacher Tech Kits

Ecology Tech Kits for Classrooms

Four different ecology Tech Kits are available on loan from the SBEP office for educators in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Each tech kit contains multiple lesson plans and hands-on activities that bring nature to the classroom.

Contact us to schedule a two-week loan.

All kits come equipped with lesson plans, worksheet masters, and instructions in a teacher workbook and on a USB flash drive.

TechKitEstuary

Estuary Exploration Kit

Students will virtually explore an estuary using the real shells, seagrasses, and mangrove leaves in this kit.

Estuary Tech Kit on EdExplore SRQ

All materials for the following activities are included in this kit:

TechKitScrub

Scrub Diversity Kit

Students will discover the unique watershed functions of scrub habitats and the species that depend on these habitats.

Scrub Diversity Tech Kit on EdExplore SRQ

All materials for the following activities are included in this kit:

TechKitLID

Low-Impact Development Kit

Students will learn how non-point source pollution can be mitigated by the principles of Low Impact Development (LID).

LID Tech Kit on EdExplore SRQ

All materials for the following activities are included in this kit:

TechKitGPS

GPS/Orienteering Kit

The activities in the Orienteering Kit teach students to read maps using a compass and map a route using a GPS.

Orienteering Tech Kit on EdExplore SRQ

All materials for the following activities are included in this kit:

  • 10 GPS units and 10 compasses plus large teaching compass
  • All materials needed for the following activities:
  • Know Your Pace
  • Using a Compass
  • Mapping with Compass and GPS
  • USGS Navigate Your Schoolyard

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset - Sarasota Bay. We offer special thanks to our partners: Sarasota County, Manatee County, City of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, Town of Longboat Key, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southwest Florida Water Management District.