FLORIDA: Marine & Wetland Ecology
CORAL REEFS / freshwater wetlands / Coastal Estuaries
This program has been UPDATED! Daniel traveled down to work with our partners and set up all of our amazing experiences. Check out the new itinerary below.
PROGRAM DATES: July 8-14, 2019 (NEW DATES!)
LENGTH: 7 Days
LOCATIONS: Islamorada, Florida Keys, Florida City, Everglades
ELIGIBILITY: Those who will complete 8th grade by trip departure
TUITION: $3,995 (LOWER COST!)
TUITION INCLUDES: Roundtrip airfare from CLE, transfers, taxes and fees, accommodations, meals, transportation, park fees, conservation program fees, tips, guides, drivers, vehicles, and all trip activities.
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Trip insurance (about $100), souvenirs & personal items, food at airports, and any needed medicines (consult your doctor). DEPOSIT: $500 (non-refundable if accepted to the program)
Day 01 : Fly to Fort Lauderdale / Drive to Islamorada
Once we arrive at our destination in the Florida Keys, we check into our accommodations: a series of newly renovated houseboats at Mangrove Marina.
Day 02 : Islamorada / Dive shop introduction / Dive classes / SCUBA Dive
Day 03 : Islamorada / SCUBA Dive
Day 04 : Islamorada / SCUBA Dive / Drive to Homestead
Day 05 : Homestead, Everglades / Swamp slog / Freshwater kayak
Day 06 : Homestead, Everglades / Mangrove slog / Saltwater kayak
Day 07 : Drive to Fort Lauderdale, Fly to CLE
From the IDC site: “The Islamorada Dive Center (IDC) is a full service PADI scuba diving resort in the Florida Keys, offering daily guided scuba diving trips, scuba instruction, and private dive charters. You can find us at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle (mile marker 84 along the Overseas Highway).”
From Garl’s site: “Our guides know the Everglades backcountry as if it were their own backyard. Let our experienced team of guides and naturalists show you the beauty of Florida's largest wilderness. Our guides will show you the various ecosystems that make the Everglades one of the most prolific wildlife viewing destinations in the world. From slogging to kayaking, we offer a complete package.”