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 »
An Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Electronic Fieldtrip
Join Ranger Maria on an Underwater Ecosystem Adventure! Tour the mangrove shoreline, the shallow bay and the northern portion of the third largest coral reef tract in the world. This program focuses on Biscayne National Park's four ecosystems and how they are integral to each other and to people.
This Electronic Field Trip is geared for 7th and 8th grades but can be enjoyed by all. To begin your journey, click the link at the bottom of the screen below. Words highlighted in yellow are included in the glossary — just put your mouse pointer on the word to see its definition!
Teachers: click on Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Curriculum Materials to see the lesson plan and student review for this electronic field trip.
Did You Know?
In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.