Educational Programs

Become a Wildlife Ecologist for a Day!

Our on-site environmental education programs strive to promote curiosity-driven learning in a safe, guided environment. The programs listed below outline some of the topics that are covered. If you do not see the program you are looking for, feel free to reach out and we will work with you to create a program that fits the needs of your students.

Educational Programs

Ages: 5-13

Length: 2 hours

Topics: Rocks & Minerals, Rock Cycle, Weathering & Erosion

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Ages: 5-17

Length: 2 hours

Topics: Plant diversity, Photosynthesis, Microorganisms, Life Cycles

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Ages: 8-17

Length: 2 hours

Topics:

Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Food Chains, Water cycle, Oceans

Grades K - 8

You and your students will learn about types of rocks, make a model of the rock cycle, see real examples of erosion and weathering in Florida, and construct an erosion-proof landscape.

SC.2.E.6.1 - Rock Classification; SC.4.E.6 - Earth Structures ;

SC.6.E.6.2 - Land forms; SC.7.E.6 - Rock Cycle

Cost: $10/student

Grades K-12

Students will travel out to a freshwater pond to sample the water and look at the variety of plant and animal life. Students will learn about pond life and microorganisms.

SC.1.L.14 - SC.5.L.15.1 - Adaptations

SC.912.L.15.7 - Diversity and Classification; SC.912.L.17.1-9 - Population, Biodiversity, Interdependence

Cost: $12/student

Grades 3-12

Students will travel to a coastal estuary and explore the variety of shore life. Using a seine net, they will catch fish and invertebrates, to count and classify organisms.

SC.5.L.15.1 - Adaptations

SC.912.L.15.7 - Diversity and Classification

SC.912.L.17.1-9 - Population, Biodiversity, Interdependence

Cost: $12/student

Ages: 5-17

Length: 1-2 hours

Topics: Habitats, Decomposition, Mammals, Insects, Birds

Grades K-6

Students will explore a forest ecosystem on a guided tour, learning about habitats, ecosystems, biodiversity, and plant life. Great for younger grades to use their observation skills and older grades to practice the scientific method.

SC.4.N.1.1-6 - Making Observations in Science

SC.4.L.17 - Interdependence

Cost: $8/student

Ages: 5-17

Length: 1-2 hours

Topics: Habitats,  Birds, Adaptations, Camoflauge

Grades K-6

Students will learn about the biodiversity found in birds, then use two hands on lessons to learn about bird adaptations. Students will then go for a guided bird walk to attempt to identify birds based on their location and behavior.

SC.4.N.1.1-6 - Making Observations in Science

SC.5.L.15.1 - Adaptations

Cost: $10/student

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Ages: 5-17

Length: 1-2 hours

Topics: Insects, Life Cycles, Adaptations, Predator & Prey

Grades K-8

Students will learn about Insect anatomy, adaptations, life cycles, and more during a mini lesson. Students will then get to meet insect ambassadors during our meet & greet. Finally, we will go on a trail walk to search for insects in nature.

SC.5.L.17 - Interdependence

SC.3.L.15.1 - Classifications

Cost: $15/student

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Animal Tracks

Ages: 5-17

Length: 1-2 hours

Topics: Classification, Adaptations, Searching for Details

Grades K-12

Students will learn about the various types of animals in Florida and how to recognize their tracks. They will use what they learned to identify track casts, create their own cast, and play an animal game. Then we will go on the trail and try to find tracks and evidence.

SC.5.L.17 - Interdependence

SC.3.L.15.1 - Classifications

Cost: $10/student

Program Information

Length of Program: 1-2 hours​

Number of Students: 6-20 (more than 20 will be split into multiple programs)

Number of adults: Minimum of 2

Location: Subject to change, see program details

Booking: At least 2 weeks in advance of program

Payment: Cash, check, or Paypal

Payment

After confirmation of your program date, you will be given a custom link to our registration page. You may share this link with other families signing up for the program. Payment must be made in advance through the event booking webpage. We require a minimum of 6 students to run a program, so if less than 6 tickets are purchased, you will be asked to purchase up to that amount. 

 

Cancelations

All programs will be held outside, so please prepare for the weather. Programs will still be held in rain, with the exception of dangerous weather conditions. If a program is canceled for weather, we will contact you via email 24 hours in advance to reschedule the program.

If any parents or families need to cancel, they must do so at least 7 days prior to the scheduled program to receive a refund. After 7 days, no refund will be given, but you may receive credit for a future program. To receive credit, you must let us know 48 hours in advance of the program that you are not able to attend. After this time frame, no credit will be given. This credit must be used within 30 days of the canceled program.