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Miami Herald - Key Biscayne -
Kids from across Dade join club to learn about environment

Seagrass Adventure
Drag a net in the seagrass and who knows what you may come up with. There's sea life of all shapes and sizes living in the seagrass right outside our doors. From seahorse to sea urchin, pipefish to starfish, the variety of sea life is amazing. Your naturalist guide will identify each species, making sure everyone gets a good look-see before gently releasing the catch. These seagrass beds are a rich ecosystem. It's wading fun for the whole family, with netfulls of surprises. Wear closed toe shoes that can get wet and get ready for waist deep wading. Bring a change of clothes if riding home with a dry bottom is important to you.

$14 per person
You Must Make a Reservation by Calling 305-361-6767 x119

Sea Grass Adventures for Individuals or Groups:

Tours Daily for Groups of 10 to 100

2017 - Seagrass Adventures

Saturday, June 17th, 9 am - 12 pm
Saturday, July 8th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, September 16th, 11 am - 2 pm
Saturday, October 14th, 11 am - 2 pm
Saturday, November 18th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, December 16th, 1 pm - 4 pm

 

Hammock Hike
Take a hike and discover secrets of a coastal hammock ecosystem. Explore the Bear Cut Preserve on foot with our naturalists and find yourself amazed by just what it takes to thrive and survive in this beautiful unspoiled environment. From the plants which were used for medicinal purposes by native peoples to the wild life that calls this environment home, this is an educational and entertaining walk for the whole family. You'll also learn why conservation of this delicate area is important. Don't forget comfortable shoes, and your camera! Since during the summer months mosquitoes are most hungry in the hammock, we will not be providing them with "lunch on the hoof" and just allow them to feast naturally until the fall. See you in September! (Sign up for beachcombing, a seagrass adventure, or the tidal pool exploration!)

$14 per person
Reservations 305-361-6767

Members Only
Sea Turtle Release
Reservations a must!

Call for Details
305-361-6767 x 114


Hammock Hike for Groups:
Tours Daily for Groups
of 10 to 100

 

 

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Beach Babies
This 2 hour educational program is designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The students will play a variety of learning games, go on hammock hikes, experience live animals and take home drawings of many creatures. Oodles of fun for 3, 4 and 5 year olds.

Call for reservations and further details.
305-361-6767 x119

Beach Babies for Groups:
Tours Daily for Groups
of 10 to 100

 

 
 

Fossil Reef Tidal Pool
Go back in time to the ANCIENT fossil reef. This unusual reef is completely unique to our area and quite a surprise at low tide. You'll explore the tidal life along this exposed reef as you wade along its boundaries and the adjoining mangrove forest. This treasure of the sea is so worth seeing and learning about, and our naturalists are just the people to give you the straight skinny on its delicate existence. The view of South Beach from this area is a bonus, a real contrast to the natural beauty of sand, sea, reef and mangroves around you. Very photo worthy! Of course, walks are done at low tide for maximum observation. This is a terrific walk & fresh air fun for the whole family. Don't forget your camera and sunscreen.

$14 per person
Reservations 305-361-6767 x119

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Coastal Ecology
Can’t decide which field science program best fit your group? The Coastal Ecology program will provide your students with a broad background on all the ecosystems that exist within the Bear Cut Nature Preserve. Activities include a beach and hammock walk, butterfly exploration in our garden, insect discussion, and a visit to our exhibit room which houses the various animals in the seagrass beds of the Bear Cut Preserve. This program does not include going into the water, and is perfect for all ages.

$14 per person
Reservations 305-361-6767 x119


Participation Forms
To participate in any of our Programs, you will need to fill out an submit the following forms:

Chaperone Release Form - (Download PDF)
Kids Permission & Release Form - (Download PDF)

Families and Friends can participate in the following programs by calling 305 361-6767 x 119 or emailing us at reservations@biscaynenaturecenter.org
Programs can take place seven days a week.  

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