Mosaic Owls Take a Trip Through Space

On Friday, February 23rd, Mosaic Digital Academy elementary students took a “Trip Through Space” in the Hallstrom Planetarium at IRSC. Professor Jon Bell led students through our solar system and beyond, giving them the opportunity to learn about the sun, moon, and planets; understand black holes and how stars are formed; and explore the Milky Way. Students even had the opportunity to hold a 26-pound space rock!

Mosaic Digital Academy Elementary Students Get Friendly with Manatees

Mosaic Digital Academy students in grades K-5 learned all about manatees at the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce. The outdoor classroom provided students with an in-depth look into the lives of these marine mammals, an important part of Florida’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. Hands-on exploration of the tide pool touch tank gave students the opportunity to come face to face with sea urchins, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, and more! Students were able to gain an understanding of the impacts that threaten the endangered Florida manatee and its habitat and identified ways to play their part in saving our … Read More

Mosaic Digital Academy 5th Graders Rock Saturday with a Scientist

5th graders throughout St. Lucie County took a deep dive into science during “Saturday with a Scientist”. Five students from Mosaic Digital Academy were chosen to experience this unique opportunity hosted by IRSC at the Pruitt Campus. Topics explored were Geology, Ocean Acidification, and DNA extraction. During the Geology components, students compared features of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks and were able to identify meteors based on their magnetic qualities. Students conducted an experiment mimicking Ocean Acidification to examine the effects of how carbon dioxide impacts ocean pH levels having a negative impact on marine life. Finally, students extracted DNA … Read More

Mosaic Digital Academy Explore St. Lucie County Aquarium and Historical Museum

Mosaic Digital Academy students in grades k-5 explored living models of Florida marine and estuarine ecosystems while learning about the importance and intricacies of each including coral reefs, seagrass, mangrove, lagoon hardbottom, and nearshore reef habitats at the St. Lucie County Aquarium. Students were also afforded the opportunity to get a glimpse at the foundation of our community, from our earliest known residents, the Ais Indians to the Creek and later the Seminoles. Students also traced the rise of the fishing industry and the failed efforts at making us the “Pineapple Capital of the World”.

Two St. Lucie County Teachers Selected to Attend Geology Camp

5th grade teacher at Mosaic Digital Academy, Marsha Mimnaugh, and Earth Space Science & AP Environmental instructor at Port St. Lucie High, Michael Mimnaugh, have been selected from a pool of nationwide applicants to attend “G-Camp” this summer through Texas A&M’s Geology and Geophysics department. G-Camp is a 14-day field camp for 5th – 12th grade science teachers that provides first-hand experience with the principles of Geology in the field. Aligned with NGSSS standards required for grades 5-12, Mr. and Mrs. Mimnaugh will collaborate with other teachers to develop new curriculum materials and virtual fieldtrips for their classrooms.  During the … Read More