Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed
Winds, surge and tides associated with Hurricane Sandy caused considerable damage to docks & boardwalk at Elliott Key. The harbor and campground are closed until further notice. University Dock remains open for day use only. More »
A Picnic at Porgy Key: The Travelling Trunk
Contact: Maria Beotegui, 305-230-1144, x004
Entrepreneurial, hardworking, and truly special, the Jones family transcended race, nationality and tradition to weave a unique and rich story of pioneer life on the
"Many people learned about the Jones family last fall when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns featured them in The National Parks:
Although the activities are written to the fourth grade level, they can be adjusted to younger or older students as needed.Each activity is written to Florida Sunshine State School Standards. Not only will this traveling trunk help teachers find creative ways to teach required materials, but it will also help to connect students to their National Parks. Proceeding chronologically, each activity has been carefully chosen for its adaptability and its relevance to the education program. Teachers are able to keep the trunk for two weeks, though extensions may be requested.
A Picnic at Porgy Key: The Traveling Trunk is made possible through the National Park Service's Parks as Classrooms Grant.
For further information or to reserve A Picnic at Porgy Key: The Traveling Trunk, call (305)230-1144 x 08, or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/bisc/forteachers
Did You Know?
While lobstering is permitted in Biscayne National Park, the tasty crustaceans are protected in the Biscayne Bay-Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary, where harvest is prohibited year round. More...