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Florida Keys Marine And Wildlife Volunteer Program For Teens 18 Days

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 25

Age Range - 13-16 yrs

Session DatesDuration
6/28/20237/15/2023
3 weeks
7/17/20238/3/2023
3 weeks

Florida Keys Volunteer Program for Teens

This string of tropical islands stretches off the southern tip of Florida, and is home to some of the most incredible marine and wildlife in the U.S. On this student community service and environmental stewardship program in the Florida Keys, teens have the opportunity to make a difference by helping restore coral nurseries, preserving the marine environment, learning about proper dolphin care, and much more! You’ll also learn how to protect biodiversity and ocean life through partnerships with the scientific community. This Florida Keys student experience uses a service-learning framework where our staff provide guidance and reflection on the impact of the work we do throughout the program. Beautiful beaches and laid-back island vibes are just a bonus on this community service program. By the time of your final banquet dinner, you will be a close-knit group, wishing you could prolong your stay to help even more!

What It’s Like

The perfect balance of experiential education, meaningful service projects and unforgettable adventures.

25 Service Hours

A certificate of completion detailing the program's service hours and projects will be issued after the trip.

Recognition

Your service hours are eligible toward the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Service Projects

Everybody participates together in each project. Specific projects are confirmed in late spring and are similar to those described.

Activities

Upper Keys Florida: Visit Everglades National Park and enjoy an airboat tour through the coastal mangroves, explore sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of alligators & other wildlife species in their natural habitat, plus gator shows! Celebrate July 4th with epic fireworks and a beach bonfire. Spend time in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park snorkeling & kayaking. Test your teamwork skills at an escape room - discovering clues, solving puzzles, and accomplishing tasks together! Get up-close and personal with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in a deep and shallow in-water experience. Interact with this awe inspiring mammal through back rubs, belly rubs, handshakes or even a dorsal tow, belly ride, or foot push! **Lower Keys Florida: **Go behind the scenes at the Turtle Hospital and sea turtle rehabilitation area… perhaps even get a chance to feed the permanent residents! Relax on the beautiful beaches of Bahia Honda State Park. Feed the school of more than 100 tarpon at Robbie's. Witness tarpon actually rise up from the water in a powerful flash of silver and green to meet the fish as it leaves your hand. **Key West Florida: **Hop in and ride down to Key West, and explore the famous sunset celebration in Mallory Square and stroll down Duval Street. Take a selfie at the Southernmost Point and the lowest latitude land in the continental U.S. **Miami Florida: **Reminisce about your time together and all you’ve learned about the ecological health of the stunning Florida Keys while you explore South Beach and the famous Art Deco District on Ocean Drive. Take your final group photo in front of Wynwood Walls, a unique outdoor museum featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe.

Accommodations

Hotels.

Meals

Includes breakfast and dinner daily.

Flight to Miami, Florida For participants on this program, we help you coordinate your flight times and greet you upon arrival in Miami. Return Flight Home from Miami, Florida For your return flight from Miami, our leaders help you to check-in and remain at the airport until flights at designated times have departed. Depending on the number of students from the New York area, we may offer a chaperoned flight home. Where We Stay We carefully select clean and comfortable accommodations with the needs of our students in mind. While our volunteer programs do not stay at luxury resorts, we do know that a good night’s rest, in your own bed, is key to performing your service hours well and having enough energy to enjoy the day’s activities. For this reason, and also to maintain the close group bond and to uphold the quality of this program, we do not offer any homestays. Meals We are proud of the fact that year after year we are complimented for our quality and quantity of food and variety of options. On this program in the Keys, breakfasts are at restaurants or prepared by our staff, and lunches and dinners are at restaurants. We have satisfied the choosiest of eaters and gladly accommodate most special dietary requests including vegetarian, anaphylactic food allergies, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, and kosher style. We welcome discussing your individual requirements with you and have extensive experience in this area. Laundry You will only need one week’s worth of clothing as outlined in the packing list that will be sent to you prior to departure. You will have the opportunity to do laundry at your convenience by dropping off your laundry at a local wash and fold service and then pick it up clean, folded and ready to go. What’s Included Included in your program tuition is all lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, recreation & entertainment listed, airport transfers in designated times, gratuities & taxes.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
Florida Keys Marine ...6/28/20237/15/20233 weeks$6,599.00
Florida Keys Marine ...7/17/20238/3/20233 weeks$6,599.00
Florida Keys Marine And Wildlife Volunteer Program For Teens 18 Days
Start Date6/28/2023
End Date7/15/2023
Duration3 weeks
Price$6,599.00

Florida Keys Marine And Wildlife Volunteer Program For Teens 18 Days
Start Date7/17/2023
End Date8/3/2023
Duration3 weeks
Price$6,599.00
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