Never say our kids are not on the ball
— especially reef ball.
Last week 56 fifth- and sixth-grade students gathered at
the Environmental Studies Center's Camp WET program and
produced concrete balls for use as artificial reefs in Martin
County waters. The balls, made of quick drying concrete, will
be sunk in the Indian River Lagoon. All to create new habitat
for sea life.
The neat part of the project is that the kids outdid their
teachers, who tried unsuccessfully the week before to make
reef balls, but only ended up with misshapen blobs of
The new reefs will be more resistant to boat damage than
the natural coral reef forms, and may be quickly replaced or
added to as the need arises.
Keep on the ball, kids! Great job for our