Our Naturalist guides will lead your party to explore the shallow seagrass beds directly off the beach. Adults and children will carefully collect creatures such as dainty seahorses, jumping shrimp, colorful parrotfish, and more! The naturalists will give you an up-close look at the animals and explain their adaptations and importance to the ecology and biodiversity of South Florida. They will be gently released to their ocean home at the conclusion of the program.
All equipment for the Seagrass Adventure is provided.
The Seagrass Adventure program is 2 hours. The party will return to the shady picnic area to celebrate with the refreshments that you provide for your guests. The event has a 4-hour maximum stay.
A donation of $375 to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center entitles you and 25 guests to an unforgettable day. A $50 clean up fee will be charged if the area is not left clean by the host. An annual Stone Crab Family membership will be given to the party host.
There must be one adult (over 18 years old) that will join us in the water for every 5 children.
WHAT TO BRING
Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet, comfortable clothes or swimsuits for waist-deep wading, your mask, a towel, a hat, a dry change of clothes, and sunscreen. Bring your own refreshments for your party guests.
BNC “LEAVE NO TRACE” POLICY
To protect our unique and special environment, we do not allow balloons, piñatas, or party poppers, as they can be harmful to both marine and terrestrial creatures. Hanging objects on trees and bringing glass containers is prohibited.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
Monday thru Friday, 9am – 2pm
(305) 361-6767 ext. 119