Join Gumbo Limbo on Facebook Live, to learn about the unique and fascinating formation of Florida! Our home is relatively young (geologically speaking) with South Florida only having emerged from the sea a few hundred thousand years ago. So much has happened over time to create the beautifully diverse land, rivers, lakes, Everglades, coastal, and marine ecosystems thanks to our incredible geological history!
We’ll begin with a brief background on Florida’s geological history and how it affects us today. After, we will explore Gumbo Limbo and Red Reef Park for different rocks such as coquina and oolite limestone. We’ll move on to some activities for exploring the geology of Florida from your backyard and several interesting geological sites in our area.
The program will end with a live discussion about what we’ve learned, where you can share your geological experiences, and learn about contributing to a Citizen Science project. The project aids scientists that you can help learn more about Florida, revealing more “buried treasures” that are our incredible geology! Recommended for ages 10 and up.