Everglades Special Request Ranger Guided Programs

ranger with students following behind her
Park Ranger leading students on a trail

NPS / Alanna Smith

We are pleased to offer "Special Request" ranger-led programs to educational, and non-educational groups. Due to high demand, requests must be submitted through the Special Program Request Form at least four weeks in advance. Though we do our best to accommodate requests, unfortunately not every request can be met.

  • Due to weather conditions, programs are best conducted from November to May.
  • If you are an experienced teacher, or have enjoyed a Special Request program in the past, consider leading your own field trip.
  • Activities may include a ranger-guided hike, wet walk, or talk. Review the special request form (above link) to view options.
  • There is no charge for programs; however there is a park entrance fee. Educational or scientific institutions are encouraged to apply for an entrance fee waiver by visiting the Fees & Passes page.
  • Prepare students before-hand by visiting the Everglades' curriculum page. Here you will find lesson plans and activities for multiple age groups.

For planning questions about Special Request programs, email us.


Last updated: March 29, 2018

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