School Field Trips

We incorporate grade-specific curriculum objectives into all of our field trips and outreach programs to meet Sunshine State Standards (K-12). Limited funding for title one schools may be available upon request.

•    Monday through Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
•    Fees are $5 per child for an hour-long program or $7 per child for an hour and a half-long program. 
     (Chaperones are free but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated)
•    All programs are by reservation only.
•    Maximum of 60 students (Minimum 15 students).  If your group exceeds this number, please call
      561.627.8280 ext. 119 or email ‪kallen@marinelife.org‬ to discuss.

Our field trips offer an extensive education into the world of sea turtles.  The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, nesting, etc. We are happy to tailor our field trips to fit your needs! Our education team will design a customized program for you. The following area highlights may be included in your field trip depending on circumstance, weather, and other factors. Each portion of your trip will last 20-30 minutes.

Exhibit Hall - Our up front exhibit hall is hands-on and informative with native salt water tanks and a replica of Archelon, the largest sea turtle to ever live.

Education Room - The education room is great for groups to see, up close, actual specimens of the five species of turtles that inhabit the waters off the Florida Coast along with a short talk about the differences between each.

Sea Turtle Yard - The FPL turtle yard offers a front row opportunity for the students to see our rehab patients and learn a little about what brought them to the facility and their prognosis.

Beach - A quick trip to one of the most prolific loggerhead nesting beaches in the world - right in our back yard! Your guide will highlight this and other topics discussed during your trip. With any luck, we may be able to spot a nest location and figure out what species of sea turtle left the tracks leading up to it.

Please inform your field trip guide if your students want time to shop.
All proceeds from our gift shop go directly to feeding and caring for the turtles! 

To Make a Reservation for your School Field Trip, please contact the education department at:
561-627-8280 ext. 119, or kallen@marinelife.org‬.
 

Summer Field Trips

Loggerhead Marinelife Center offers educational and entertaining field trips that are offered to outside summer camps that would like a private field trip to our facility.

•    Monday through Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
•    Fees are $5 per child for an hour-long program or $7 per child for an hour and a half-long program. 
     (Chaperones are free but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated).
•    All programs are by reservation only.
•    Maximum of 60 students (Minimum 15 students). If your group exceeds this number, please call
     561.627.8280 ext. 119 or email kallen@marinelife.org‬ to discuss.

Our field trips offer an extensive education into the world of sea turtles. The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, nesting, etc. We are happy to tailor our field trips to fit your needs! Our education team will design a customized program for you. The following area highlights may be included in your field trip depending on circumstance, weather, and other factors. Each portion of your trip will last 20-30 minutes.

Exhibit Hall - Our up front exhibit hall is hands-on and informative with native salt water tanks and a replica of Archelon, the largest sea turtle to ever live.

Education Room - The education room is great for groups to see, up close, actual specimens of the five species of turtles that inhabit the waters off the Florida Coast along with a short talk about the differences between each.

Sea Turtle Yard - The FPL turtle yard offers a front row opportunity for the students to see our rehab patients and learn a little about what brought them to the facility and their prognosis.

Beach - A quick trip to one of the most prolific loggerhead nesting beaches in the world - right in our back yard! Your guide will highlight this and other topics discussed during your trip.  With any luck, we may be able to spot a nest location and figure out what species of sea turtle left the tracks leading up to it.

Please inform your field trip guide if your students want time to shop.
All proceeds from our gift shop go directly to feeding and caring for the turtles!  

To Make a Reservation for your School Field Trip, please contact the education department at:
561-627-8280 ext. 119, or kallen@marinelife.org‬.

Guided Tours

There is no better way to experience Loggerhead Marinelife Center than by booking a guided tour.  Enjoy being escorted through our campus by one of our talented guides, going behind the gates of our turtle rehabilitation area, and getting up close to our sea turtle patients.

•    Tours require a minimum of 5 paid participants or $50 in total for groups smaller than 5.
      Price is $10/person, children under 3 are Free!
•    By Advanced Reservation Only
•    One Hour in Length

Our guided tours offer an extensive look into the world of sea turtles and other marine life.  The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, etc.  We are happy to tailor our tours to fit your needs! Our education team will design a customized tour for you. The following area highlights may be included in your tour depending on circumstance, weather, and other factors. Each portion of your field trip will last 20-30 minutes.

Exhibit Hall - Our up front exhibit hall is hands-on and informative with native salt water tanks and a replica of Archelon, the largest sea turtle to ever live.

Education Room - The education room is great for groups to see, up close, actual specimens of the five species of turtles that inhabit the waters off the Florida Coast along with a short talk about the differences between each.

Sea Turtle Yard - The turtle yard offers a front row opportunity for the students to see our rehab patients and learn a little about what brought them to the facility and their prognosis.

Beach - A quick trip to one of the most prolific loggerhead nesting beaches in the world - right in our back yard! Your guide will highlight this and other topics discussed during your trip.  With any luck, we may be able to spot a nest location and figure out what species of sea turtle left the tracks leading up to it.

To Make a Reservation for your Guided Tour, please contact the education department at:
561-627-8280 ext. 105, or hcampbell@marinelife.org.

Calling All Girl Scouts

Are you looking to get your sea turtle patch?  Loggerhead Marinelife Center offers the activities needed to fulfill patch requirements.  Please let the coordinator know the Girl Scout level (ex. Daisy, Brownie, etc.) when you sign up so we can custom-make your tour.  If you have any questions regarding the requirements, please visit the Girl Scouts of South East Florida website here.  Each patch activity runs 30 minutes and includes a trip to our turtle yard to visit our sea turtle patients.

• By Advanced Reservation Only
• Maximum of 2 activities per visit
• Cost is $5 Per Scout (Chaperones are free but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated)
• Activities Require a Minimum of 8 Girl Scouts

To Make a Reservation for your School Field Trip, please contact the education department at:
561-627-8280 ext. 105, or hcampbell@marinelife.org.

Turtles to go!

Turtles to Go
Can’t make it to Loggerhead Marinelife Center for a field trip? Turtles to Go allows teachers the ability to rent a ready-made sea turtle lesson plan for their classroom or school.  This experiential learning lab takes students on a quest through our sea turtle hospital and allows a class of 20 kids to double up and work on their own sea turtle “patient.” 

Each trunk will contain a set of sea turtle artifacts, a set of Junior Vet Lab supplies (model turtles, calipers, syringes, etc.), lesson plans, background information for teachers and in-class activity sheets.  The lessons adhere to Sunshine State Standards for K-5.

Teachers are able to pick up the trunks at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and borrow for one week.  In this time, multiple classes and teachers may use the materials.  This program is great to couple with a field trip or outreach from Loggerhead Marinelife Center and is also available to Girl Scout troops wishing to earn their “Girl Scouts Love Sea Turtles” patch.

Cost: FREE for Title I schools; $35/week for non-Title I             

Target ages: K-5   
Maximum: 20 children (can be shared with other classes)

For questions or to make a reservation for your Turtles to Go! program, please contact Kerri Allen, Science Coordinator at 561-627-8280 ext. 119 or kallen@marinelife.org‬.

 
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