A DAY IN THE LIFE
OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON

A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon (ADIL) is a community-based, experiential research program designed to have students, teachers, and environmental experts collaborate in the collection of water quality data and biological inventories along the Indian River Lagoon.

This program is designed to help students (grades 2-12) develop an appreciation for, and knowledge of, the Lagoon and the current health issues and stressors facing this estuary.

 

Each year thousands of teachers, environmental experts, and students collect scientific data at various sites along the 156-mile stretch of the Lagoon – all on the same day in October. Students use hands-on field techniques to measure chemical, physical, and biological parameters to determine how their local piece of the estuary fits into the larger ecosystem. Data such as, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and nitrate and phosphate concentrations from all sampling locations are posted on the ADIL website. These data are available to the general public, including Indian River Lagoon decision makers. Teachers are encouraged to integrate ADIL data into school curriculum, science fair projects, and research projects throughout the school year. The results will help students build a better understanding of their local ecosystem’s ecological health and the relationship their site has to the entire watershed; essentially creating an environmental report card of the lagoon. (Example: https://seaadifference.org/2018-results)

 

All schools and scientific organizations along the IRL are encouraged to participate in this hands-on educational opportunity and community collaboration.

 

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Main Office: 1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Center for Citizen Science: 2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office: 140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office:
1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

Connect with ORCA

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office:
1420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org