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 »
Environmental Education and Outreach Volunteer Opportunities
Overnight Program: If you like sharing South Florida's Great Outdoors with children this is the position for you. Camp at Elliott Key and help 5th - 7th grade students connect to the park's resources. Assist lead camp ranger by prepping program materials and helping conduct activities. This is a 24 hour position once a week. Includes one camping night. Apply
Day Programs: This position requires a willingness to work with large numbers of students at a time. Assist lead ranger with conducting day programs at Convoy Point. Help students identify wildlife and native plants. Help teachers lead activity stations. Assist with program logistics. This is a 4-hour position, as often as desired. Apply
Classroom Program: This position requires a visit to an area school. Present various park presentations to classrooms. Conduct hands-on activity to reinforce presentation. Topics range from coral reef and sea turtles, to lionfish and history. This is a 4-8 hour position, as often as desired. Apply
Canoe Program: This position requires the ability to canoe proficiently. Assist lead ranger in conducting canoe programs in Biscayne Bay. Help teach students about the mangrove and seagrass community. This is a 6 hour position, once a month. Apply
Did You Know?
Israel Lafayette Jones purchased land on Porgy Key, at the southern end of Biscayne National Park, in 1898. He, his wife Mozelle and their sons Arthur and Lancelot carved out a life for themselves by farming pineapples and key limes, eventually owning most of the land surrounding Jones Lagoon. More...