Carefree Learning!

The Carefree learner, owned and operated by Sarasota High School, is a one of a kind marine educational experience. Nicknamed “ The Floating Classroom”, This 41’ft lengthened boat has harbored over 174,000 student and adults to aid in the study of Sarasota Bays ecology. This past September, Sarasota had graciously invited our Riverview High SchoolContinue reading Carefree Learning!


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Contact Us

Contact Us… Contact our Aquascience Director and Co-director of Stars to Starfish, Katrin Rudge, for any information and to find out more about the program. Email me at Call Riverview High School at (941) 923-1484

Get Involved

How to get involved with the Stars To Starfish Program… There are a multitude of ways one can get involved in the Stars to Starfish Program. One can join one of our affiliated clubs, which are the Marine Club, the Papillon Club, the Environmental Club, or FFA. Also a student can become an intern withContinue reading Get Involved


Home Mission Interns Field Trips Research How to get involved Contact Research Aquaponics Clownfish Coral Sharks Water Quality Studies Aquaponics By: Darilis Gonzalez, Pam Sanchez, Gerardo Vargas What is Aquaponics? A system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown in a system withContinue reading Research

The Crew

Director — Katrin Rudge Katrin Rudge is the founder and Director of the Aquascience Program at Riverview, as well as Co-Director of the Stars to Starfish Program, at Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL. She is excited to be teaching Honors Marine Science I and II, as well as Dual Enrollment Marine Biology. Katrin andContinue reading The Crew