Mangrove Kayaking - Filming Chemistry in Florida

Recently the Untamed Science crew went on a geocaching adventure treasure hunt off of the coast of Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida. Ecogeeks Danni Washington and Diego Meza searched for a series of little treasures, or geocaches, that all had a thermochemisty theme. They had to locate each geocache by following a series of GPS coordinates and using a handheld GPS. But that was just the beginning… In order to get the next set of GPS coordinates, Danni and Diego had to figure out what type of chemical reaction was occurring with the items in or around each geocache container. And along the way, they waded through mangrove forests, kayaked over tide pools along the Florida coast, and hiked in an everglades forest. Stay tuned for our upcoming High School Chemistry series to see the video!

Images from the trip

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Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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