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


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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.

For Teachers

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.

A young boy looks through a microscope at marine life found on red mangrove leaves scooped from Biscayne Bay.

Student studies marine life.

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?

Pioneer home on Elliott Key

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.