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
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)
In addition, there are two evening
programs. If your group stays longer than three days, or brings a
van, additional programs are
ORGANIZING AN NHMI FIELD TRIP
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
- - A confirmation of your reservation.
- - A checklist of things to consider while planning your
- - 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.