Field Trips

Field trips 

Florida Oceanographic Society’s educational field trip program is better than ever before! Teachers – we’ve heard your concerns about standards-based lessons, and have completely redesigned our K-5 field trip curricula to touch on a minimum of 9 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science per field trip. These fun, interactive field trips make use of the Coastal Center property and our “Conservation Ambassador” animals to teach children from pre-K through grade 12 about marine biology and the environment. 

Due to COVID-19, field trip availability is extremely limited.  For more information about educational field trips to the Coastal Center, please contact Yasmeen Fadlallah at (772)225-0505 ext. 116 or yfadlallah@floridaocean.org.

Preschool & Kindergarten Programs

  • 90 minute program 
  • Guided field trip includes: grade-specific interactive lessons at our ray tank, touch tank, and other Coastal Center exhibits
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 30 max.
  • Program fee: $7.00 per student/adult 

Kindergarten Field Trip Information Sheet

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Elementary (1-5th) Level Programs

  • 2 hour program
  • Guided field trip includes: grade-specific interactive lessons at our ray tank, touch tank, and other Coastal Center exhibits
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 50 max. 
  • Program fee: $7.00 per student/adult

 1-5th Grade Field Trip Information Sheet  

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Secondary (6-12th) Level Program

  • 3 hour program
  • Guided field trip includes: a classroom lesson and group exercise built around the chosen topic, then an interactive activity to further emphasize the lesson's focus 
  • Options include:
    • Oyster Reefs as Habitat
    • Mingling with Mangroves
    • Focusing on Fishes
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 25 max.
  • Program fee: $12.00 per student/adult 

Coastal Center Experience 

A guided educational tour through Florida Oceanographic's various exhibits and nature trail. 

  • 3 hour program 
  • Secondary level (6th-12th) program 
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 25 max.
  • Price: $12.00 per student/adult

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Seining Adventure 

Seine netting in the Indian River Lagoon and exploration of exhibits or grade-based lesson. 

  • 3 hour water-based program
  • Appropriate for 4-12th grade classes
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 25 max.
  • Program fee: $14.00 per student/adult 

FLOORED (Florida Oceanographic Oyster Restoration Education and Discovery) Program

The ultimate hands-on experience! A 2-part program that starts with an interactive classroom lesson about oyster ecology - followed by an in-water opportunity for your students to study oyster communities and build their own oyster restoration reef.  For an extra fee, we'll even come out to your classroom for part 1!

  • 4.5 hour program 
  • Secondary level (6th-12th) program 
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 25 max.
  • Price: $18.00 per student/adult

Virtual Field Trip Program 

Visit Florida Oceanographic without leaving your school. Stream a live, interactive lesson directly into your classroom. 

For more information about our virtual field trips please visit our virtual field trip page

Coastal Center Experience 

A guided educational tour through Florida Oceanographic's various exhibits and nature trail. 

  • 3 hour program 
  • Secondary level (6th-12th) program 
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 25 max.
  • Price: $12.00 per student/adult