• 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.

Overnight Program

Campers set up their tent during Biscayne Expedition.

Campers set up their tent.

Thomas M. Strom

BISCAYNE EXPEDITION
Biscayne Expedition is a resource based camping program that aims to instill an understanding and appreciation in your students for the natural world around them. Elliott Key is the site of the Biscayne Education Program's unparalleled outdoor classroom. Biscayne Expedition provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a learning experience and environment that cannot be duplicated in the classroom.

A Park Ranger will facilitate your school's visit to Biscayne National Park by leading you through a variety of programs and activities. These programs and activities are designed to mimic the actual scientific thought and procedures that are performed by park scientists every day. Through these programs, students will be encouraged to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions about environmental concerns.

The Biscayne Expedition Teacher Guide is now available online. It contains information about Biscayne Expedition and will answer many of your questions.

Grades: 5th -7th
Ranger Led: Yes
Program Length: 3 days/2 nights
Standards based: Yes
Group size: 15-25 students
Chaperones: 1 per every 5 students
Program Dates: January - March
Teacher workshop required: Yes. See Professional Development for details.
School's responsibility: Transportation to the Dante Fascell Visitor Center and food
Park's responsibility: Program supplies, a ranger, boat transportation, campsite, tents, and kitchen supplies
To register: Due to high demand, camps will be awarded via lottery system.

Registration for the 2013-14 season OPENS August 14 at 8am.

Registration CLOSES September 27 at 5 pm.

To register for the lottery please fill out the Biscayne Expedition Request Form
For more information: Call (305) 230-7275 x 08 or e-mail us

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.