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 »
Teacher Registration for the 2012-2013 curriculum-based Environmental Education programs begins July 30 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.
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 almost 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?
Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center's architecture is based on the old "House of Refuge" on Miami Beach, a place for shipwreck survivors to take shelter.