Our vision is, “to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.”
Our field trips offer an extensive education into the world of sea turtles. The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, nesting, etc. We are happy to tailor our field trips to fit your needs! Our education team will design a customized program for you. The following area highlights may be included in your field trip depending on circumstance, weather, and other factors. Each portion of your trip will last 20 minutes.
Exhibit Hall – in our exhibit hall, students discuss the natural history and ecology of sea turtles and their importance in Florida’s coastal ecosystems through hands-on, informative exhibits, which include a variety of native salt water aquaria and a replica of the Archelon – the largest turtle to ever live!
Learning Center – in the campus Learning Center, students focus on the anatomy and biology of sea turtles and other marine life. Through the hands-on use of artifacts and replicas, we explore the diversity of sea turtles and their unique marine adaptations.
Sea Turtle Recovery Tanks – our sea turtle yard introduces students to environmental stewardship and provides an opportunity to observe veterinary professionals working in the field. At our discretion, students go behind barriers for an up-close experience with our sea turtle patients.
Please inform your field trip guide if your students want time to shop.
All proceeds from our gift store go directly to feeding and caring for the turtles! â€¨â€¨
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
We incorporate grade-specific curriculum objectives into all of our field trips and outreach programs to meet Sunshine State Standards (K-12).
- Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Cost: $5 per child for hour-long program (chaperones are free but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated).
- Limited funding for Title One schools may be available upon request.
- All programs are by reservation only.
- Maximum of 60 students (Minimum 15 students).
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Loggerhead Marinelife Center now offers Virtual Field Trips for public, private, and home school classes around the world. With the use of Skype and a computer or tablet, students will be able to experience Loggerhead Marinelife Center virtually through the use of technology. Viewers will be able to see our sea turtle patients and hospital facility on their “tour,” as well as learn the importance of ocean conservation. Virtual Field Trips run 45-60 minutes.
Time: Weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm, depending on availability
Target ages: K-12 -- Maximum: One class or up to 30 students
Because the Virtual Field Trip uses the Skype application, teachers will have to create a free account to link with our tour guides. For a complete list of tech requirements, please contact the LMC education department.