• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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  • 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.

  • Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice

    Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »

Electronic Field Trips: Curriculum Materials

In the Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Electronic Field Trip students discover the four ecosystems that make the park unique. They interact with the virtual plants, animals and even people in these ecosystems, through the computer, to learn important facts. Teachers can read about the learning objectives of this e-field trip on the Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Lesson Plan. The lesson plan also includes extensions to add to the students' comprehension.

To further enhance the students' understanding of the park and the natural resources around them the Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Review, comprised of multiple choice, true/false and critical thinking questions, can be completed in conjunction with this e-field trip.

Teachers can call the education office at (305)230-7275 x08 for a copy of the answer key to the Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Review.

Did You Know?

two green sea turtles

Many sea turtles live in the waters of Biscayne National Park and often nest on the park's few sandy beaches. Park employees monitor nesting beaches each summer to protect new nests from raccoons and other predators. More...