Virtual Field Trip Program

" Sea Turtle Tracks"

Invite Florida Oceanographic's Education Staff into your middle or high school classroom for a live, interactive, virtual field trip experience focused on sea turtle biology and conservation. 
 
Grade Level: 5th- 12th grade (grade appropriate content) 
 
Time Frame: 50-minute program includes extensive back-and-forth interaction between students and Florida Oceanographic's educators
 
Classroom Requirements: Computer with internet access and free Skype account, webcam, microphone, speakers, and digital projector (A pre-program test session will be scheduled to ensure connectivity) 
 
Lesson Overview: 
  • Biology and Ecology of Sea Turtles: Sea turtle adaptations, behavior, diet, nesting patterns and life cycle
  • Conservation of the World's Sea Turtles: Threats to sea turtles and what we, as environmental stewards, can do to help
  • Florida Oceanographic's Non-Releasable Sea Turtles: How our organization cares for and enriches the permanently disabled sea turtles that call our facility home

Program Limitations: Each 50 minute virtual field trip is ideally designed for a single class of up to ~40 students.  Single-grade auditorium-style programs are available upon request for larger groups. 

Program Cost: $125/session $75 for the first 10 registrants 

Free Virtual Field TripsA limited number of grant-funded FREE Virtual Field Trips may be available through our Skype in the Classroom page. Space and schedule availability for these free Virtual Field Trips are limited. 

Scheduling: To book a free Virtual Field Trip to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, visit our Skype in the Classroom page at https://education.microsoft.com/SeaTurtleTracks

(If you are unable to locate a free Virtual Field Trip to fit your availability, you may request to schedule a Virtual Field Trip at the discounted rate of $75 by emailing Nicole Harper at nharper@floridaocean.org)