Schools & Groups


Our most popular program offers students a chance to participate in land-based activities as well as taking a tour on our boat. Students will learn about the lagoon and its inhabitants from an experienced naturalist and may encounter dolphins, manatees, birds and other marine life. Land activities may include a plankton study, an invertebrate presentation or many other options.


Participants will explore the lagoon up close while leisurely paddling in a kayak. The journey will be led by an experienced kayak naturalist who will guide the students through an ecological lesson on the importance of the lagoon. This awe-inspiring trip will be easily remembered and instill an appreciation of nature.


What could be better than cruising the lagoon while learning about the wildlife that inhabits the area? Perhaps dolphins will be playing or birds will be diving to capture prey. A naturalist will be along to stimulate students’ curiosities about the most biologically diverse estuary in North America. Topics of discussion may include wildlife, plants, water quality, human impact and more.


A ride on the Discovery boat takes participants to an island for an extreme exploration experience. Travel to an island to learn about and discover marine life and plants in their natural habitats. Explorers will use seine nets and dip nets to discover and identify animals as well as participate in a water quality lesson.

To find out more information about the field trips available, call Michelle West at (386) 428-4828 or (386) 428-3310 or email: [email protected]


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