Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
While the harbor and campground are closed, University Dock remains open for day use only. The park approved a contractor to complete repair work. The contractor is in the process of acquiring necessary permits and hopes to begin repairs soon. More »
Teacher Registration for the 2013-14 curriculum-based Environmental Education programs begins August 14 at 8:00am. Click on the the link to the program(s) you are interested in to find out more information and to register for each specific program.
NPS/Kodak photo by Neil Montanus
National Parks provide more than a place for recreation and relaxation. They are places where we can learn science and history lessons in real life settings. Biscayne National Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom with its four interrelated natural systems and cultural resources spanning 10,000 years. It is a place where a mainland mangrove shoreline, a shallow bay, the northern Florida Keys and living coral reef intermingle.
The Environmental Education Program works to cultivate an appreciation of our natural world, leading to the preservation of Biscayne's natural resources along the southeastern edge of the Florida peninsula and ultimately the environment as a whole.
We are excited for you and your students to begin to plan a field trip and embark on the adventure of exploring one of over 400 National Park Units in the country! As you will soon discover, Biscayne National Park is a treasure chest filled with gold, silver, emeralds, and diamonds. Let us take you there!
Did You Know?
For 50 years, four generations of the Sweeting family thrived on Biscayne National Park's Elliott Key. Here they raised pineapples, salvaged wrecked ships, went to school, worshipped and played at the northern end of Florida's Keys.