Today, we went to the open house at the UF/IFAS Biological Research Station in Cedar Key. The kids had a ball, and the weather was amazing. The highlight of the day, was a boat ride out to Seahorse Key. That is the island where UF/IFAS does all kinds of research. We were able to ask questions, visit the lighthouse, and a scavenger hunt. I took the opportunity to ask one of the researchers if you had to be good in Math, to be a Marine Biologist. She kind of laughed and said absolutely not. She said you have to do it, but not be great at it. She said an author named EO Wilson, an expert on ants, wrote a book about this topic and that it turns students away from all Science majors because they assume they had to be good in Math. This was a great thing for DJ to hear.
My husband was awarded a free state park pass, which is perfect for Caitlin's history lessons. So, we will be doing a lot of affordable small trips in Oct. We need to start saving for graduation, and Christmas. Not a whole lot of fancy in Oct, lol.