Join a local biologist on a journey through the beautiful estuaries of Southwest Florida in search of unique wildlife as you explore winding mangrove tunnels, oyster reefs, mudflats, and hidden bays.
Explorer’s Academy Summer Program
A Day in the Field with Local Biologists!
Select a field experience or reserve both days for your young explorer!
- DATES: June 20/21st & July 20th/21st
- TIMES: 8:30AM – 12:30PM
- LOCATION: Varies by Day
- AGES: 14 – 17
SPECIES IN OUR UPLANDS & CRUSTACEAN CREW – JUNE 20th & July 20th
Check out field cameras to see what animals are using armadillo burrow and test out tracking methods used for local python and rattlesnake research. Head to the FWC Station to review the photos before getting the opportunity to meet with local FWC Biologists to learn about their latest research in our area on stone crabs and more!
FLORIDA HORSE CONCH RESEARCH – June 21st & July 21st
Kayak to research sites in the estuary and participate in the methods used to track and monitor our state snail!
*A portion of tuition goes to support the Friends of Rookery Bay
- Student Ages 14 - 17