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 »
BISCAYNE EXPLORER: WILDLIFE INVENTORY AND NATURE STUDY
Upon your arrival to the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, your class will be greeted by a National Park ranger who will provide your group with a brief orientation. The Ranger will then lead your class along six activity stations. (Large groups will need teachers and chaperones to lead, as well as the park ranger.) Students will test water samples, make a food web with real specimens and learn about the park's coral reefs. Using identification cards, students will also identify and inventory the wildlife that they see. The students will record all of their findings into a workbook which can be taken back to the classroom for further study, discussion, or counted towards a grade. Biscayne Explorer: Wildlife Inventory Curriculum Materials can now be viewed online!
Grades: 4th-7th Grade
School's responsibility: Transportation to Dante Fascell Visitor Center and lunch.
Did You Know?
Rotating art exhibits in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery highlight the works of both established and emerging artists who are inspired by the park's natural beauty.