Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable
Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.
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.
Curriculum Materials to help you prepare for your field trip or to help you reflect on your visit are now available online!
School's responsibility: Transportation to Dante Fascell Visitor Center and lunch.
Did You Know?
Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.