Florida Keys for Families a to z guideE
see also Boat Tours, nature walks, dolphins, kayaking, museums
Mote Marine Laboratory - Summer Programs not limited to children of the Keys - Obtain Registration from Mote Marine Laboratory or mail to Mote Marine Laboratory Attn: Summer Program Registration , 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Registrations are accepted by mail. Fill out one registration/release form for EACH participant and have it notarized. Mail notarized form along with deposit (check or credit card number). Faxed forms are NOT accepted because the notarization becomes invalid when faxed. For information call 305-745-2729, Fax #941-388-4312, non-refundable $200 deposit. Age 14-18 group must send registration form and most recent report card.Students Grades 5 -8
Marine Ecology, History and Cultural Heritage of the Lower Florida Keys - FULL
This program is a one week residential program at Mote's new Tropical Center for Tropical Research on Summerland Key, Florida. Field explorations, laboratory sessions and classroom activities ranging from mangrove ecology, coral reef habitats, dolphin research and Key deer studies are a part of the curricula. SCUBA dive (if you are certified) or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. This advanced and fascinating program is designed to excite students in grades 5 - 8 about science and technology. Mote provides round-trip transportation, all lodging and food, and the marine science education programs in the Florida Keys.
Dates: FULL June 9-13, FULL June 30-July 4
Times: Monday morning to Friday evening
Cost: Snorkeling Program: $575/Mote Member, $595/Non-Member
Diving Program: $675/Mote Member, $695/Non-Member
Students Entering Grades 9-12
Mote provides round-trip transportation, all lodging and food, and the marine science education programs in the Florida Keys. Students can take part in this program either as a snorkeler or, if certified, as a diver. If both of the programs below are completed, the curricula are designed to satisfy the Florida summer school requirements for one- half credit in the natural sciences. Most other states have also awarded one-half credit for these two programs.
Southwest Florida Marine Ecology -Southwest Florida Marine Ecology is a one week day course taught at Mote Marine Laboratory, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fieldwork, laboratory work and class work ranging from water quality to shark, manatee and dolphin biology are taught by Mote scientists, educators and technicians. Snorkeling and field sampling ensures that there are many "hands-on" activities. A college and career workshop orients students to the marine science field.
Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27, June 30-July 4, July 7-11, July 21-25, July 28-August 1
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $275/Mote Member, $295/Non-Member
Marine Ecology, History and Cultural Heritage of the Lower Florida Keys
Marine Ecology, History and Cultural Heritage of the Lower Florida Keys is a residential program conducted at Mote's Center for Tropical Research on Summerland Key, Florida. This is a truly interdisciplinary course conducted at and around Mote's Center for Tropical Research on Summerland Key, Florida. Field work, laboratory work and class work ranging from mangrove ecology, coral reef habitats, dolphin research and Key deer studies are a part of the curriculum. Dive (if you are certified) or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, one of the finest reefs in North America. Learn the history of the H.M.S. Looe, a British frigate wrecked there in 1744. Tour the Pigeon Key National Historic District and historic Key West. Visit the Key West Lighthouse and Museum, The Key West Aquarium, Fort Zachary Taylor and other Key West cultural and historic sites.
Dates: June 23-27, July 7-11
Times: Monday morning to Friday evening
Cost: Snorkeling Program - $575/Mote Member, $595/Non-Member
Diving Program - $675/Mote Member, $695/Non-Member
Marine Awareness Research Expeditions (through Franklin Pierce College): 1/7/03-1/21/03 and 6/27/03-7/12/03 (Florida Keys Snorkeling Expedition), high school and college students ages 16-22; for information call 1-800-868-3223 or visit www.fpc.edu/MARE. (Recd. 11/26/02)
Botanical Tour - Harry S Truman Little White House Museum , 111 Front Street, Key West, free self guided tour utilizing helpful horticultural map identifying and descibing 24 tropical trees and shrubs on the Museum grounds. Palms to see are the Coconut Palm, Fiji Fan Palm, Madagascar Palm, Manila Palm, Thatch Palm and Washington Palm.
A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES
SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),
ZOOS (see ANIMALS )
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