Field Trips, Outreach & Lectures

NEW field trip explorations for our expanded campus as of February 1st, 2022!

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Field Trips

Loggerhead Marinelife Center welcomes students to dive into marine science and conservation through our grade-specific field trip experiences!

Grades K-2

The Turtle Tots (Grades K-2) field trip allows for early learners to jump into the world of veterinary science alongside our dear friend, Dr. Logger!

Students will discuss basic defining characteristics of sea turtles and the key role that this animal plays in our oceans. Students will participate in a “rescue to release” simulation with their very own model sea turtle to learn about our treatment techniques and record keeping.

*Please note, field trips are 1-hour educator-led lessons held in a classroom or laboratory setting. All lessons are aligned to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Exploration of our expanded campus including the BRAND NEW indoor One Ocean Hall, outdoor Ecosystem Tanks, and the Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital are self-guided extensions of our field trip programs. Please plan your trip accordingly to account for extra exploration time!

Cost: $10.00/student, $120 minimum. Title One grant funding is available for qualifying schools; *please email reservations@marinelife.org for more information on opportunities for Title 1 schools.*

Capacity: Max 60 students. Two sessions available each day to accommodate up to 120 students.

New Times: 10 AM and 11AM Monday - Friday

Grades 3-5
Grades 6-12
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In-School Outreach Program

Our newly redesigned school outreach program brings The Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC to your classroom! Students will get to participate in a hands-on sea turtle rescue simulation before stepping into The Sea Turtle Hospital with the help of our Virtual Reality classroom kit. All materials and instruction provided by LMC staff.

Cost: $125 (Title One Funding Available)
Capacity: Max 30 students

For Summer 2022 bookings, please note that school outreaches are only available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips take students on a behind-the-scenes experience of the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Students will tune in to lessons on sea turtle biology, ocean threats, and rehabilitation efforts of our current patients at LMC. This interactive experience allows the opportunity for classrooms to ask questions in real-time to a biologist on the other end. *New* We now offer a Virtual Ask a Biologist for grades 6-12 and college level virtual campus visits. Lessons adhere to Sunshine State Standards for grades K-12.

American Sign Language and Spanish Virtual Field Trips are available upon request.

Cost: $75.00 (Title 1 funding is available)
Capacity: Max 30 students
Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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Self-Guided Campus Visits

For groups that would prefer a self-guided visit of our campus and exhibits, reservations are still required. Please contact our Guest Services department at reservations@marinelife.org to schedule your self-guided group visit.

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College & University Guest Lectures

Guest Lectures from LMC staff are available for college and university classrooms, lecture halls and extracurricular meetings year-round. We are always happy to customize marine-science related topics and leave plenty of time at the end of the lecture for student questions. Please note, we cannot bring any live turtles to any off-site programs.

Cost: Free. Dependent on LMC staff availability.
Capacity: Max 60 students.

To book a Guest Lecture, please contact reservations@marinelife.org