Key Biscayne Snorkel
Jul
5
9:30 AM09:30

Key Biscayne Snorkel

This is a basic guided snorkel that will help participants learn how to identify various species of reef fish and become more comfortable snorkeling in the shallow waters off Key Biscayne. Participants will learn about the basics of fish identification and then be led on a snorkel in the beautiful blue waters next to the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

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Sea Shell Snorkel
Jul
6
9:30 AM09:30

Sea Shell Snorkel

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.

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Summer Camp | Week 1 (Biblically-Based)
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Summer Camp | Week 1 (Biblically-Based)

  • Mizell-Johnson State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Saltwater Studies for a fun, faith-filled week at the beach! During this week, students will be led in an exploration of local marine environments including coral reefs, mangrove forests, rocky shores, sandy beaches and seagrass beds. Activities will include a variety of hands-on activities, beach walks and swimming.

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Summer Camp | Week 2 (Biblically-Based)
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Summer Camp | Week 2 (Biblically-Based)

  • Mizell-Johnson State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Saltwater Studies for a fun, faith-filled week at the beach! During this week, students will be led in an exploration of a variety of marine animals such as reef creatures, tide pool life, creeping crabs, sea turtles and historical animals and fossils. Activities will include a variety of hands-on activities, beach walks and swimming.

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Summer Camp | Week 3 (Secular)
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Summer Camp | Week 3 (Secular)

  • Mizell-Johnson State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Saltwater Studies for a fun, interactive week at the beach! During this week, students will be led in an exploration of a variety of marine animals such as reef creatures, tide pool life, creeping crabs, sea turtles and whales and dolphins. Activities will include a variety of hands-on activities, beach walks and swimming.

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Summer Camp | Week 4 (Biblically-Based)
Jul
29
to Aug 2

Summer Camp | Week 4 (Biblically-Based)

Join Saltwater Studies for a fun, faith-filled week at the beach! During this week, students will be led in an exploration of a variety of marine animals such as reef creatures, tide pool life, creeping crabs, sea turtles and historical animals and fossils. Activities will include a variety of hands-on activities, beach walks, snorkeling and swimming.

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Artificial Reef Snorkel
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Artificial Reef Snorkel

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.

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Peanut Island Snorkel
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Peanut Island Snorkel

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.

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Blowing Rocks Beach Walk
Aug
9
9:30 AM09:30

Blowing Rocks Beach Walk

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.

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Mangrove Hike & Kayak
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Mangrove Hike & Kayak

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.

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Peanut Island Snorkel
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Peanut Island Snorkel

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.

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Peanut Island Snorkel
Aug
23
11:00 AM11:00

Peanut Island Snorkel

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.

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Sea Shell Snorkel
Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Sea Shell Snorkel

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.

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Peanut Island Snorkel
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Peanut Island Snorkel

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.

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Key Biscayne Snorkel
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Key Biscayne Snorkel

This is a basic guided snorkel that will help participants learn how to identify various species of reef fish and become more comfortable snorkeling in the shallow waters off Key Biscayne. Participants will learn about the basics of fish identification and then be led on a snorkel in the beautiful blue waters next to the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

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Mangrove Kayak
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Mangrove Kayak

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. 

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Peanut Island Snorkel
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Peanut Island Snorkel

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.

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Sea Shell Snorkel
May
9
9:30 AM09:30

Sea Shell Snorkel

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.

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Mangrove Hike & Kayak
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Mangrove Hike & Kayak

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.

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Peanut Island Snorkel
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Peanut Island Snorkel

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.

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Blowing Rocks Beach Walk
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Blowing Rocks Beach Walk

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.

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Beach Clean-Up
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Beach Clean-Up

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. 

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Rocky Intertidal Survey
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Rocky Intertidal Survey

Participants will be led on a guided walk 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.

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Waterway Kayak Tour
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Waterway Kayak Tour

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!

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Rocky Shore Beach Walk
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Rocky Shore Beach Walk

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.

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Bathtub Reef Snorkel
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Bathtub Reef Snorkel

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.

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Beach Surveying & Assessment
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Beach Surveying & Assessment

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.

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Water Quality Assessment
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Water Quality Assessment

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.

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Mangrove Hike
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Mangrove Hike

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 field trip.

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