"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."

K–12 Field Trip Programs 2017

marine camp


Our most popular program offers the students a chance to participate in land-based activities as well as taking a tour on our boat. Dolphin, manatee, birds and other marine life may be encountered as the naturalist describes the lagoon and its inhabitants. Land activities may include a plankton study, an invertebrate presentation, or many other options.

Marine Discovery Kayak CampKAYAK ADVENTURES

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 the lagoon. This awe-inspiring trip will not be easily forgotten and will 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. Students will also learn about the salinity and turbidity of the water.

marine discovery centerTOTAL IMMERSION

A ride on the Discovery boat takes participants to an island for an extreme exploration experience. Measure the salinity and turbidity of the water as you travel to an island to discover marine life and plants in their natural habitats. Explorers will use seine nets and dip nets to uncover the animals and identify animal signs in the sand.

To find out more about the field trips available, call Michelle West at 428-3310
or e-mail michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org.

Indian River Lagoon Experience: $18.00 – 3 hour program

Kayak Adventures: $20.00/$25.00 – 2-3 hour program

Discovery Eco-Adventure Tour: $12.00 – 2 hour program

Total Immersion: $24.00 – 4 hour program

To reserve a program, you can call Michelle at (386)428-3310

The Volusia County School Board is not affiliated with this event/program in any manner, nor does it endorse or assume any responsibility for any activities which may occur in connection with it.