School Groups Programs

Florida Oceanographic Society offers grade-level based field trips during the school year for students in grades K-12 in accordance with the New Generation Sunshine State Standards. 
 
For questions or field trip availability, please contact Nicole Harper at
772-225-0505 ext. 116 or nharper@floridaocean.org 

Field Trip Options

Preschool Program ​ 
  • 90 minute program 
  • Guided field trip includes: a private, interactive stingray program and exploration of select exhibits 
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 30 max.
  • Program fee: $6.00 per student/adult 
 
Elementary (K-5th) Level Program
  • 2 hour program
  • Guided field trip includes: a private, interactive stingray program, exploration of select exhibits, and a grade-level focused lesson or activity
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 50 max. 
  • Program fee: $7.00 per student/adult 
 
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
    • Oysters & Water Quality
    • Mingling with Mangroves
    • Focusing on Fishes
  • Student limit: 15 min./ 30 max.
  • Program fee: $9.00 per student/adult 
 
Seining Adventure 
  • 3 hour water-based program
  • Appropriate for 3-12th grade classes
  • Program includes: a guided nature walk through our mangrove swamp, seine netting in the Indian River Lagoon, and an overview of select exhibits (grades 3-5) or a grade-appropriate lesson (grades 6-12)
  • 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.
  • 50 minute Skype-based program
  • Lesson is focused on biology and conservation
  • Program fee:$125/session $75.00 for the first 10 registrants
  • A select number of Virtual Field Trip dates may be available free of charge through our Skype in the Classroom website
  • Visit the Virtual Field Trip Program page for topics or other details

 

For program options, group limits, and standards covered, click on the link below. 

To schedule a field trip program, please review the registration policies, then complete and submit the form below.

Field Trip Request Form

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