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The Florida Keys are a world-renowned tourist destination, but they’re also a key ecosystem to the sunshine state, Caribbean and beyond.

Tour a selected Monroe County location based on choosing from the following three modules:

  • Hardwood Hammocks—Explore hardwood hammocks to identify native and invasive plants.
  • Mangroves—Remove marine debris, then categorize all using citizen science apps.
  • Coastal Seagrass Survey—Perform a coastal seagrass survey building underwater transects.

 

 

Reserve This Program

Fill out our form to begin your reservation. Each field trip accommodates up to 30 individuals. Virtual group field trips run 120 minutes. Experiences are primarily offered during core hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Virtual

  • Offered Monday–Friday
  • Requires a strong internet connection
  • $365 per virtual field trip (max. 30 participants)

In Person

  • Primarily offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • OPTION A: Upper Keys (Primary Location: Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve) $450 per in person field trip (max. 30 participants)
  • OPTION B: Middle/Lower Keys (Primary Location: Bahia Honda State Park) $550 per in person field trip (max. 30 participants)
  • 10% off an additional field trip on the same day

Requests for alternate days or times will be considered. Within 48 hours after you submit your request, an Education Outreach team member will contact you to discuss your proposed itinerary. Once everything is reviewed and set the invoice will be sent.

K-12 Florida Education Standards

  • 5th Grade

    Big Idea 1 - SC.5.N.1: The Practice of Science

    Big Idea 2 - SC.5.N.2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

    Big Idea 15 - SC.5.L.15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

    Big Idea 17 - SC.5.L.17: Interdependence

  • 6th-8th Grade

    Big Idea 1 - SC.6.N.1 (SC.7.N.1, SC.8.N.1): The Practice of Science

    Big Idea 2 - SC.6.N.2 (SC.7.N.2, SC.8.N.2): The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

    Big Idea 4 - SC.8.N.4: Science and Society

    Big Idea 15 - SC.6.L.15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

  • 9th-12th Grade

    Big Idea 1 - SC.912.N.1: The Practice of Science

    Big Idea 2 - SC.912.N.2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

    Big Idea 3 - SC.912.N.3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models

    Big Idea 4 - SC.912.N.4: Science and Society

More to Explore

Want to get more from your adventures?

Combine labs, demos and field trips to reinforce learning and fun.

  • Animal Encounter – Get to know the creatures that help keep the balance of marine and coastal ecosystems everywhere. Dive in as you explore marine invertebrates along the Florida coast.
  • Aquarius Journey – Take the conservation journey underwater with a biology lab that features Mission Inspire curriculum and focuses on a variety of issues that impact marine life.