Students in the environmental-science program at McIntosh Middle School recently visited Selby Gardens for hands-on botanical research experiments. The students compared soil samples to measure for organic versus inorganic matter and used a turkey baster and a sieve to examine the tanks of bromeliads for microorganisms. They discovered that household plants often house living animals.
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24 Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
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Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.