Homeschool Field Trip Programs


Students and adults alike will discover the Indian River Lagoon by land and sea! Dolphins, manatees, birds, and other marine life may be encountered as the naturalist describes the lagoon and inhabitants aboard our 40 person pontoon. Participants will disembark onto a remote island in the lagoon to explore in depth. Each month will focus on a different topic, providing an engaging educational experience.

This program is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. once each month throughout the school year.

K-12th grade | $25 per person
Minimum number of participants required for program to occur.
Students must be accompanied by an adult. Students AND adults must pay and register as participants.

See our Fall 2024 Schedule below and Book online now!

September 18 • Creature Connection
As we cruise through the Indian River Lagoon, we will drag a trawl net to see what is swimming behind us and discuss the critters that inhabit the most biodiverse estuary in North America during the cooler months.

October 16 • Climate, Weather, and the Water Cycle
Sounds the same right? Nope! Discussing the differences between climate, weather, weathering, erosion and how humans influence these processes.

November 20 • Where Do We Belong?
Learning about scientific classification and how it helps us understand the animal kingdom.

December 11 • Habitat Investigation
The IRL holds four vital habitat types where wildlife of all sizes feed, hide, rest and grow. On this trip, we will identify the habitats using their unique characteristics and discuss habitat health!

Have a homeschool group of more than 16? Book one of our Adventure Field Trips for a customized experience on your schedule!
For questions or additional info, please contact Carley Metcalf at 386.428.4828 or [email protected]

Our Mission:

"To protect and restore Florida's coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."