Newfound Harbor Marine Institute 1300 Big Pine
Key, Fl 33043
© Copyright Seacamp Assoc. Inc. 1997 All Rights
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.
Please click on above image map to view information about
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 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"
- - 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
STEP 4- Deposits $50.00 deposit from each student. Please note
that deposits are non-refundable.