Coral Ecology

Nearshore Ecology

Marine Investigations

Newfound Harbor Marine Institute 1300 Big Pine Key, Fl 33043


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A staff of resident marine biologists and environmental educators offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of participants, whether they are 4th graders on their own for the first time, middle school students exploring a new world, college students enrolled in a course, or teachers upgrading their skills and knowledge.

Throughout the history of NHMI programs, objectives have included offering each participant opportunities to develop knowledge and respect for our natural world; a sense of the beauty and inherent value of ocean environs; and positive attitudes about themselves and the world around them. Since 1966, more than 120,000 youth and adults have been enriched through sharing these field-oriented opportunities.

A typical 3-day/2-night class experience at NHMI consists of four daytime programs and two evening programs, during which students snorkel, wade and study with their instructors, in teaching groups of 10-12 students. The daytime programs include:

Coral Ecology (boat trip)
Nearshore Ecology (boat optional)
Coastal Ecology
Marine Investigations

In addition, there are two evening programs. If your group stays longer than three days, or brings a van, additional programs are available.



STEP 1- Choosing a Date
First contact NHMI to set a tentative field trip date. A typical field trip program lasts three days and two nights. these programs run from Monday-wednesday, wednesday-Friday and Friday-Sunday. Extended stays can be arranged and are common for school groups who want a more in-depth program.

STEP 2- your Follow-Up Packet
We will send you follow-up information that will answer many of your questions and help take the guesswork out of your trip. this will include the following:

- A confirmation of your reservation.
- A checklist of things to consider while planning your trip.
- Parent information including approval forms and a "what to bring" list.
- Group roster and student accounting sheets.

STEP 3- Parental Permission
Next, send parent brochures and parent permission forms home with students. A 15-minute NHMI video is available to create additional interest and answer parents' questions.

STEP 4- Deposits $100.00 deposit from each student. Please note that deposits are non-refundable.