In Florida, educational programs are offered during the months of October, November, March, and April at Naval Live Oaks on US Highway 98 east of Gulf Breeze and at Fort Barrancas on board Pensacola Naval Air Station. Naval Live Oaks has wheelchair accessible areas. Guided tours are available for grades 3rd - 5th. A close captioned Seashore orientation slide show is also available. Picnic facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Naval Live Oaks and Fort Barrancas areas.
In Mississippi, ranger-led programs are offered during the months of March through October at Fort Massachusetts. Depending on staff availability, programs in social studies and science can be arranged in the Davis Bayou area. On West Ship Island, there are no facilities except Fort Massachusetts. Restrooms, snack bar, and storage space are limited to the tour boat.
For more information see our Environmental Education Brochure.
Did You Know?
In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.