BISCAYNE EXPLORER: WILDLIFE INVENTORY AND NATURE STUDY is a standards-based, ranger-led program that brings the practice of science to life. This program offers students the opportunity to perform some of the same tasks park scientists perform, including microscopic analysis, seagrass seining and inventorying wildlife. Species identification and surveying are critical responsibilities that help to ensure proper management of natural resources.
Upon your arrival to the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, your class will be greeted by a park ranger who will provide your group with a brief orientation. The ranger will then lead your class along activity stations (large groups may need teachers and chaperones to lead, as well as the park ranger.) Students will use a plankton tow to collect organisms and then examine them under a microscope. Rangers will use a seine net to bring up juvenile fish and invertebrates for students to examine. Students will also take a nature walk to explore the inter-dependency of the park's resources. Teachers can also choose to incorporate art to their visit through water color painting.
Grades: 4th-12th grade
Ranger led: Yes
Standards based: Yes
Group size: 15-45 Students
Minimum chaperones: One per every ten students
Program days: Thursdays and Fridays Program dates: October-June, except January and February
To register, please fill out the Biscayne Explore request form
For more information: Call 305-230-7275 x08 or e-mail us