Field Trips

For Groups:  Feel free to contact Saltwater Studies if you would like to schedule an exclusive field trip for a group of 10 participants or more.  Also, many of these field trips can be offered at different locations in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  Contact Saltwater Studies to discuss how we can tailor any of these experiences to accommodate you!

 

Registration Process

To register for a Saltwater Studies field trip, please follow this two step process:

Step 1:  Email Saltwater Studies with the following information:

  • Names for all adult attendees (18 years and over)
  • Names and ages for all children under 18 years of age
  • Are you a homeschooling family? (If so, please see applicable discounts.)
  • Contact Information (Email Address & Cell Phone Number for Emergency Purposes)

You must indicate the total number of participants (adults and children) at the time of registration so that Saltwater Studies can avoid over-booking. Saltwater Studies tries to avoid over-booking as it diminishes the educational experience of all participants. 

Step 2: Payment 

  • Once you email Saltwater Studies, you will receive a response from Saltwater Studies confirming the spaces available for the requested field trip(s).
  • Saltwater Studies will then send you an itemized invoice via PayPal which you can pay using either a PayPal account or a credit/debit card. You must submit your payment at the time of registration in order to complete your reservation.  Interested participants who would like to sign up but have not submitted payment will be added to a waiting list until payment is submitted.

If finances are an issue for you, please contact Saltwater Studies to discuss alternative arrangements.

Cancellation Policy (Updated May 15, 2017)
Individuals:
 If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel your registration, a full refund will be provided for cancellations made until 48 hours of the date of the event.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event or for non-appearances.  In the event that unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, illness, park closure or water use restrictions etc. require Saltwater Studies to cancel the event, the event will be rescheduled, if possible, and you will be issued a credit that can be applied to a future Saltwater Studies event.  Groups: If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel the event within 48 hours of the event, a cancellation fee may be applied based on the expenses incurred in association with preparation for the event.

 

Discounts for Homeschool Families

  • Up to two adults (parents or guardians) may accompany homeschooled children attending a Saltwater Studies event without incurring a fee. However, accompanying adults will need to pay for third party vendor expenses incurred as a result of the field trip such as kayak rental, ferry transportation etc. (Names and ages of all adults and children attending the event must be provided at the time of registration. Standard fees will apply to all children over 2 years of age attending the event.)
  • For families with more than one child attending, a 25% sibling discount will be applied. (Please note that this discount is for siblings only. It is not applicable to friends or close relatives.)

 

Field Trip Schedule

All field trips must have a minimum of 5 participants. 

 

Artificial Reef Snorkel Tour

Location: Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Snorkel Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Participants will be given a biblically-based overview of marine species commonly seen in South Florida’s reef systems. After a brief introduction, participants will be led along an artificial reef system and snorkel tour in the crystal blue waters adjacent to Phil Foster Park in the Intracoastal Waterway. Known for its unique marine life, this snorkel is a great location to view such unusual species as the Leopard Sea Robin, Cushion Sea Star, Inflated Sea Biscuit, Atlantic Long-arm Octopus, Eyed Flounder, Burrfish, Longsnout Seahorse and Longfin Squid, just to name a few.  All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants must provide their own mask and snorkel as there are no rental facilities at the park.  Fins are not required but all participants must be strong swimmers. Participants must bring their own water and snacks. Participants will meet next to the playground on the south side of the parking lot in Phil Foster Park (900 Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404).

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: None. There is no park entrance fee.

 

 

Blowing RocksBlowing Rocks Beach Walk

Location: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM; Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 9:30 AM; Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM; Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:30 AM; Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Blowing Rocks Preserve is a conservation area maintained by The Nature Conservancy. It is the longest stretch of limestone shoreline on the Atlantic Coast in the United States. Seawater has eroded tunnels in the rocks that funnel water into shooting plumes at high tide. Depending on the tide levels, these plumes can reach up to 50 feet tall! The rocks also provide a habitat for a variety of shoreline creatures, giving a great opportunity to explore this shoreline’s nooks, crannies and tide pools in search of marine life. Field trip participants will meet at Blowing Rocks Preserve and be led on a beach walk during which they will be provided with a biblically-based overview of the rocky shore coastal habitat. As the waves constantly crash against the rocks, creating salt spray even at low tide, YOU WILL GET WET! It is recommended that participants wear swim suits under their clothes and beach appropriate footwear. Shoes are required as the rough limestone can be sharp in various places. Personal items such as electronic devices, wallets or cameras must be sealed in plastic, waterproof bags or left in a safe place in your vehicle. Food is not allowed at the Preserve so please plan accordingly. There is a public park just 1 mile south of the Preserve where you can eat lunch. Participants will meet in the parking lot at the Hawley Education Center on the west side of Beach Road at Blowing Rocks Preserve (574 South Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-2804).

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: Blowing Rocks Preserve charges a $2 per person entry fee for anyone 12 years old and older. Cash will be required to pay this fee upon entering the Preserve.

 

Fish Identification Field Trip (NEW!)

Location: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Duration: 2 hours

Participants will be provided with a biblically-based overview of basic identification methods and common marine fish species seen in South Florida. Participants will be provided with field guides and worksheets to assist them in identifying various reef fish. This is an excellent introduction to species identification and is highly recommended as a precursor to the Saltwater Studies’ snorkeling field trips. Participants will be provided with all necessary materials for this field trip. Participants should bring their own drinks. Food is not allowed at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center so please plan accordingly. Participants will meet in the parking lot at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (1801 North Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432).

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center charges a $5 per person entrance fee. Cash will be required to pay this fee upon entering the Nature Center.

 

 

Dubois ParkIntroduction to Snorkeling

Location: Dubois Park, Jupiter, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Snorkel Skill Level: Beginner

Participants will be provided with an introduction to snorkeling in the shallow, protected turquoise waters of Dubois Park followed by a snorkel down the “lazy river” and through the adjacent mangrove area. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants must provide their own mask and snorkel as there are no rental facilities at the park.  Fins are not permitted as they often become a safety issue in large groups.  Participants will meet next to the covered pavilion at Dubois Park (19075 DuBois Road, Jupiter, Florida 33477). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost:$20 per person
Expenses: None. There is no park entrance fee.

 

 

Mangrove Hike and KayakMangrove Hike & Kayak

Location: Oleta River State Park, Miami, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:  Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 9:00 AM & Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Duration:
 3 hours
Participants will be led on a guided hike through a mangrove forest where they will be given a biblical overview of the mangrove ecosystem. Chasing mangrove crabs, licking salt off mangrove leaves, listening to snapping shrimp “pop” their warnings and spotting various fish hiding in the mangrove roots are all highlights of this portion of the field trip. Following the hike, participants will be led on a guided 1.5 hour kayak through the mangroves to offer them a water-based viewpoint. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at Parking Lot #9 (the last parking lot) in Oleta River State Park in Miami, Florida (3400 Northeast 163rd Street Miami, FL 33160-4460). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $30 per person
Expenses: The park charges $25 (plus tax) for up 1.5 hours of kayak rental for a single kayak and $30 (plus tax) for a double kayak. Canoes are also available for $25 (plus tax) for up to 1.5 hours. If you provide your own kayak, you must also bring a life jacket. In addition, there is a $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) park admission fee. Cash will be required to pay this fee at the park entrance.

 

Mangrove KayakMangrove & Manatee Kayak

Location: Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park), Dania Beach, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:  Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 9:00 AM & Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM 
Duration:
2 hours
Participants will be led on a guided kayak through Whiskey Creek in Dania Beach. This is a sheltered waterway lined by mangroves that provides a great opportunity to see a variety of marine life. This is a great location to kayak during the winter months as manatees are frequently seen in the area due to the proximity to the FPL’s warm water discharge on the west side of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at the park concession stand called BG Whiskey Creek Hideout located in Main Parking Lot #2 in Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park) in Dania Beach, Florida (6503 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: The park charges $25 (plus tax) for up 1.5 hours of kayak rental for a single kayak and $30 (plus tax) for a double kayak. Canoes are also available for $25 (plus tax) for up to 1.5 hours. If you provide your own kayak, you must also bring a life jacket. In addition, there is a $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) park admission fee. Cash will be required to pay this fee at the park entrance.

 

Snorkeling

Peanut Island Snorkeling Field Trip

Location:Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach, FL (Participants will meet at Riviera Beach Municipal Marina located at 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 and take a boat shuttle to Peanut Island Park.)

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:  Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 AM & Monday, May 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Duration:
4 hours
Snorkel Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Participants will be led on a guided snorkeling adventure in the shallow water around Peanut Island. Crystal blue water, an abundance of reef fish and beautiful sea shells make this a location to remember. All participants must be strong swimmers and have their own snorkeling equipment. It is recommended that snorkelers wear water shoes instead of snorkel fins. Peanut Island Park is an isolated island park in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway. There are restrooms, beach showers, drinking fountains and shaded picnic areas available on the island. You must bring your own water bottles and snacks or sack lunches as there are no concessions available on the island.

Please remember that participants will meet at Riviera Beach Municipal Marina and catch a boat shuttle which will transport them over to the island. The shuttle leaves promptly at the scheduled time so please be on time! Although the duration of the field trip is 4 hours, participants may choose to stay on the island and contact the shuttle directly to arrange a return trip to the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina. The last return shuttle leaves at 5:00 PM. Riviera Beach Municipal Marina is located at 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 which is just south of Blue Heron Blvd. on Federal Highway in Palm Beach County. Please allow at least one hour to drive from Fort Lauderdale to the marina.

Cost: $40 per person
Expenses: There is a fee of $12.00 per person (6 years and older) for the boat shuttle to Peanut Island. The fee for children under 6 years of age is $6.00 each. Cash or credit/debit card can be used to pay this fee for ferry transportation to and from Peanut Island.

 

 

Rocky Intertidal SurveyRocky Intertidal Survey

Location: Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park), Dania Beach, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:00 AM; Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM; Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM; Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM; Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Participants will be led on a guided hike along Dania Beach and the fishing jetty where they will be given a biblical overview of the rocky intertidal zone ecosystem. We will climb on the rocks and search the beach for marine life before touring the jetty to view animals normally missed by the untrained eye. PLEASE COME PREPARED TO GET WET! All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at the far north parking lot adjacent to the jetty in Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park) in Dania Beach, Florida (6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Florida 33004). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses:  There is a $6.00 per vehicle park admission fee (2-8 people per vehicle). Cash will be required to pay this fee at the park entrance.

 

 

Rocky Shore Beach WalkRocky Shore Beach Walk

Location: Boynton Beach Ocean Inlet Park, Boynton Beach, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM & Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Participants will be provided with a biblically-based overview of the Rocky Shore ecosystem. They will be led on a guided beach walk along the rocky shores surrounding Boynton Beach Inlet. Participants will search the rocks and tide pools for different types of marine life such as crabs, mollusks and barnacles. Highlights of this trip include beautiful water, a variety of marine life and numerous sea shells. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet in front of the marina building at Boynton Beach Inlet Park located at 6990 North Ocean Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: None. There is no park entrance fee.

 

 

Ocean WaterSea Shell Snorkel Field Trip

Location: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Will Come Again Summer 2018!
Duration: 2 hours
Snorkel Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Blowing Rocks Preserve is a conservation area maintained by The Nature Conservancy that boasts the longest stretch of limestone shoreline on the Atlantic Coast in the United States. The waters just offshore are one of the best locations on the Florida Atlantic Coast for collecting large and unique shells such as lettered olives, lion’s paws, deer cowries, bittersweet clams, eastern oysters, helmet conchs, scotch bonnets and large moon snails. This field trip is not recommended for young children or novice snorkelers as it may include swimming up to 50 feet off the beach and diving down into waters as deep as 15 feet to collect sea shells. As there can sometimes be a strong tidal current that runs parallel to the shoreline, all participants must be strong swimmers as it may be necessary to swim against this current to return back to the meeting location. This area is also known for its abundance of sport fish. Tarpon, grey snapper, snook and margate all frequent these waters as well as some reef fish such as high hats, angels, wrasses and barracuda. Young children may accompany parents and older siblings and enjoy playing on the beach during the field trip. All participants must bring their own snorkel gear (mask and snorkel) and perforated or mesh shell collecting bags that can be used in the water. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Food is not allowed at the Preserve so please plan accordingly. There is a public park just 1 mile south of the Preserve where you can eat lunch. Participants will meet in the parking lot at the Hawley Education Center on the west side of Beach Road at Blowing Rocks Preserve (574 South Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-2804).

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: Blowing Rocks Preserve charges a $2 per person entry fee for anyone 12 years old and older. Cash will be required to pay this fee upon entering the Preserve.

 

 

Marco IslandSea Shell Collection and Identification Field Trip

Location: Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 AM & Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Duration: 4 hours
Participants will be led on a beach walk to collect shells on beautiful Tigertail Beach in Marco Island. Known for its white sand beaches and stunning turquoise water as well as its abundance of marine life, this beach is a must-see hot spot of the Florida West Coast. The beach walk will be followed by a lunch break. After lunch, participants will be offered a biblically-based overview on the basics of shell identification and will be provided with assistance in identifying the shells they collected. All ages are welcome to attend although the beach walk is not recommended for small children. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. This will be a long field trip that requires a lot of walking. The majority of shells are located on a barrier beach approximately 0.25 to 0.50 miles from the parking lot. Depending on the tide level, participants may be required to walk across a shallow lagoon to reach the beach. Participants should be prepared to walk at least 2 miles on the beach. It is recommended that you do not bring anything that cannot be left in your car or carried for the duration of the beach walk. Participants will meet at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island (490 Hernando Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145-2400). You must also bring your own bag or bucket to carry your shells, lunch, drinks and snacks. An alternative option is to purchase your lunch at the beach as there is a Café there which sells sandwiches and snacks. Please allow approximately 2 hours for the drive from Fort Lauderdale to Tigertail Beach.

Cost: $40 per person
Expenses: There is an $8.00 park admission fee. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

 

Sea Turtle LectureSea Turtle Lecture & Beach Walk (New!)

Location: Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park), Dania Beach, FL

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS: Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 AM; Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 AM; Monday, May 14 @ 9:00 AM

Duration: 2 hours
Participants will be provided with a biblically-based lecture on local sea turtle species and conservation efforts. They will also have the opportunity to review local sea turtle specimens provided by Mizell-Johnson State Park. Following the lecture, participants will be led on a beach walk to search for marine life in the wrack line. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at the far north parking lot adjacent to the jetty in Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park) in Dania Beach, Florida (6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Florida 33004). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses:  There is a $6.00 per vehicle park admission fee (2-8 people per vehicle). Cash will be required to pay this fee at the park entrance.

 

 

Group Field Trips

These field trips are only available on request for groups of 10 or more participants.

Beach Clean-up 2Bathtub Reef Snorkel

Location: Bathtub Reef Beach, Stuart, FL 

Duration: 3 hours
Snorkel Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Participants will be led on a snorkel in the beautiful, turquoise waters of Bathtub Reef Beach and the adjacent lagoon. Bathtub Reef is an artificial reef runs parallel to the shoreline creating an excellent habitat for reef creatures and all sorts of marine life.  Naturally occurring limestone formations also line the north end of the beach, providing an opportunity to explore tide pools in the shallow waters at low tide.  All participants must be strong swimmers and have their own snorkeling equipment. It is recommended that snorkelers wear water shoes instead of snorkel fins. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Bathtub Reef Beach in Stuart, Florida (1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $30 per person
Expenses: None. There is no park entrance fee.

 

 

Beach Clean-up 2Beach Clean-Up

Location: Mizell-Johnson State Park, (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park), Dania Beach, FL

Duration: 3 hours
Participants will be led in a clean-up of the John U. Lloyd Park beach. This is an excellent opportunity for participants to practice biblically appropriate environmental stewardship and qualify for service hours. Trash bags will be provided. It is recommended that you bring your own gardening gloves. The park entrance fee is waived for all beach clean-up participants. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy the beach following the beach clean-up. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at the far north parking lot adjacent to the jetty in Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park) in Dania Beach, Florida (6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, Florida 33004). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.

Please note that as a volunteer working in a Florida State Park, the state may have photographs or videos taken and the materials may be used to promote Florida State Parks. No releases will be requested or required.

Cost: None.
Expenses: The park entrance fee is waived for all beach clean-up participants.

 

 

Beach SurveyingBeach Assessment Field Trip

This field trip is offered at both Fort Lauderdale Beach and Delray Beach.

Duration: 2.5 hours

This is a hands-on field trip for students that are in 4th-12th grade. It offers a biblically-based overview of scientific techniques utilized in the assessment of a Sandy Beach Ecosystem. Students will learn how to perform a survey to determine if a beach is gaining or eroding sand, conduct a quantitative biological assessment and identify wave types and measure wave height. Students will provided with all necessary field guides, study materials and equipment but must bring their own writing utensil.

Delray Beach Location: Participants will meet next to the bathrooms at Atlantic Dunes Park located at 1605 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483.  The park is north of Linton Blvd. on A1A.  Two parking lots are located on the west side of A1A at a rate of $1.50 per hour.  Coins or credit cards are required to pay the meter.  Cash is not accepted.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Location: Participants will meet at the beach entrance of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park along A1A. It is recommended that you park in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park located at 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Cost: $25 per person

 

 

Mangrove HikeMangrove Hike

Location: James A. Rutherford Park, Boca Raton, FL

Duration: 1 hour
Participants will be led on a 60-minute guided hike through a mangrove forest where they will be given a biblical overview of the mangrove ecosystem. Chasing mangrove crabs, licking salt off mangrove leaves, listening to snapping shrimp “pop” their warnings and spotting various fish hiding in the mangrove roots are all highlights of this portion of the field trip. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at James A. Rutherford Park in Boca Raton, Florida (600 NE 24th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431). Students must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $10 per person
Expenses: None. There is no park entrance fee.

 

 

Water Quailty AssessmentWater Quality Assessment Field Trip

This field trip may also be offered at an alternative location that is more convenient for the group, if preferred.

Location: James A. Rutherford Park, Boca Raton, FL

Duration: 2 hours
This is a hands-on field trip for students that are in 4th-12th grade. It offers a biblically-based overview of environmental health and conservation or water resources. Students will learn how to collect water samples and analyze them for various parameters such as turbidity, dissolved oxygen and pH. Students will provided with all necessary field guides, study materials and equipment but must bring their own writing utensil. Participants will meet at James A. Rutherford Park in Boca Raton, Florida (600 NE 24th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431). Students must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $20 per person
Expenses: None. There is no park entrance fee.

 

 

Waterway Kayak TourWaterway Kayak Tour

Location: Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach, FL (Participants will meet at Riviera Beach Municipal Marina located at 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.)

Duration: 3 hours
Participants will be led on a guided kayak across the crystal blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway around Peanut Island and the surrounding area. A careful observer may spot sea stars, various reef fish and maybe even a manatee! The tour will stop periodically at different locations around Peanut Island to highlight different coastal marine ecosystems. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Riviera Beach Municipal Marina is located at 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 which is just south of Blue Heron Blvd. on Federal Highway in Palm Beach County. Please allow at least one hour to drive from Fort Lauderdale to the marina. Students must bring their own water and snacks.

Cost: $30 per person
Expenses: Kayaks will be rented from Nautical Adventures. They charge $25 per person (plus tax) for up to 4 hours of kayak rental. If you provide your own kayak, you must also bring a lifejacket.

 

 

General Information

• Please be prepared to spend the majority, if not all, of the field trip outdoors in the Florida sun. Please wear lots of sunscreen and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during the trip. You may also want to wear a hat and sunglasses for further sun protection.

• It is recommended that you wear your swim suit under your clothes as you may get wet or have the opportunity to go swimming at some time during the day. Please wear sturdy water shoes or sandals, not flip flops.

• Do not bring anything with you that cannot get wet. Car keys, wallets, phones, etc. should be placed in waterproof bags or containers.

• All field trips will be led by a professional marine biologist with experience teaching children and youth in an outdoor environment. Lectures and discussion will be presented from a Biblical standpoint that glorifies the Lord.

• It is recommended that students wear their swim suits under their clothes. Please ensure that your students’ swimsuits are appropriately modest as it is our intention to glorify the Lord through our actions and behavior during all Saltwater Studies field activities.  Female students must wear a modest, one-piece swimsuit or tankini.  One piece swimsuits or tankinis that display cleavage, a young lady’s bottom, or include cut-outs or string-ties are not considered to be modest.  Two piece swimsuits or tankinis that display any portion of the stomach or back when standing or swimming may be worn only if covered by a dark t-shirt or rash guard and shorts.  When in doubt, wear a shirt!  It will also help with sun protection.  Male students must wear modest swim trunks that fit their waists and will not sag or fall down.

• A completed Liability Release is required for all participants. Forms will be provided to you on the day of the field trip.