Homeschool Programs

Homeschool programs 

Florida Oceanographic Society offers guided field trip options during the regular school year tailored towards structured groups of homeschooled students in grades K-12. 

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

 

Please review the program policies before scheduling 

Homeschool Programs Policies 
Seining Program Waiver 
Exploration Sheets (Grades K-2)
Exploration Sheets (Grades 3-6)

 

Coastal Classroom Program 

Price: $12.00 per person (student and adult) 

Time Frame: 1 hour guided program (plus self-guided exploration of the Coastal Center before/after program) 

Group Size: 

  • 8 min. / 20 max. students per program
  • We require that students be within 2-3 grade levels of one another 
  • No more than 10 adults per program

Program Options:

  • Beach Walk -The group will head over to Stuart Beach to learn about dune habitats and Florida's nesting sea turtles, then explore the wrack line to see what types of natural treasures can be found.
  • Guided Nature Walk - On this mile walk through our mangrove swamp and hardwood hammocks, the group will learn about these habitats, the Ais Indians who utilized them, and their connection with the Indian River Lagoon.
  • The Truth about Sharks -This PowerPoint-based classroom program will teach students about the biology of sharks along with debunking myths and highlighting the important role that these top predators play in the health of a food web.

Seining Adventure Program 

*This is a water-based program and participants will be wading in water up to their waists.*

Price: $14.00 per participant (students and adults)

Time frame: 2 hour guided program (plus self-guided exploration of the Coastal Center before/after program) 

Group Size: 

  • 10 min. / 20 max. students per program
  • We require that students be within 2-3 grade levels of one another 
  • No more than 10 adults per program

Age levels: 8 years old and up

Includes: Guided walk down to the Indian River Lagoon, overview of estuary habitats, instruction on use of seine nets, wading and collecting species in the Indian River Lagoon, and review of collected species.

  • After (or before) the guided seining program, groups are welcome to explore the Coastal Center exhibits and tanks on their own. Groups have the option to attend the regular daily public programs, as timing allows. A changing facility and lunch pavilion are also available onsite.

Requirements: All participants must come prepared for the program with a completed waiver and proper footwear. Other program details are listed on the waiver.