Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Explorer’s Academy: SWFL Biology for Kids

Explore the wild world of Southwest Florida with Local Biologists!

Young Explorer All ages welcome

Welcome to Explorers Academy!

Looking for something to keep your kids busy and learning at the same time while they are home from school? Rising Tide Explorers has your back with EXPLORER’S ACADEMY: SWFL Biology for kids.
As we navigate our current situation, RTE has decided to continue our mission of connecting people to the outdoors and help to develop a relationship with our unique natural world we have here in Southwest Florida. Sign your youngster up with Explorer’s Academy for weeks of fun while learning about SWFL’s natural environment!
By registering, your child will be eligible to participate in all the fun and FREE activities we have planned for our young explorers. Each week will host a new theme where kids will be able to learn about different kinds of local wildlife and the habitats of Southwest Florida. With each activity completed, our explorers will earn points that can earn them our weekly Theme badges so they can brag to their friends about how much they learned about our featured creatures. Upon completion of 5 theme badges, they will earn their RTE Jr. Biologist Badge!

DURATION: 5 – 10 weeks

Weekly activities will include:

  • Backyard Scavenger Hunt Bingo (30pts)
  • Theme of the Week Crossword Puzzle (20pts)
  • Theme Word Search (20pts)
  • Science Crafts (50pts)
  • Q&A with a Local Biologist LIVE (50pts + 20pt bonus for asking a question)
  • Contests w/ PRIZES! (10pts)

Rack up 100pts to earn each weekly badge and work toward the coveted title of RTE Jr. Biologist! Upon earning a Jr. Biologist Badge, these accomplished explorers will receive an RTE Jr. Biologist Patch, a T-Shirt, and a free ticket to join on a guided kayak tour with our local biologist guides!
Register today to give your young explorer lots of opportunity to learn and have fun while they are home from school!

CLICK HERE to check out some of the other RTE Home Edition events, presentations, contests, and more!

Weekly Schedule

4/20 – Rookery Bay & The Estuary
4/27 – Birds of SWFL
5/4 – Magnificent Mammals of SWFL
5/11 – Sea Turtles
5/18 – Marine Invertebrates
5/25 – Reptiles of SWFL
6/1 – Fish and Sharks!
6/8 – Invasive Species
6/15 – Insects
6/22 – Amphibians