Marine Resources Development Foundation’s MarineLab

Spend a day (or six!) learning about sea life with Marine Resources Development Foundation’s MarineLab program. STEM programs at the Key Largo facility allow groups to gain knowledge on seagrass, coral, and mangrove reef ecology. Groups will travel by boat to marine habitats to participate in activities such as using quadrats for seagrass surveys, collecting data on the water quality, conducting fish surveys, identifying phytoplankton, and studying parrotfish. MarineLab partners with Dolphins Plus Bayside to bring groups exciting learning experiences such as swimming with dolphins and watching a sea lion demonstration. All programs include a snorkeling adventure into the reef communities.
Contact Info
Address: 51 Shoreland Drive, PO Box 787, Key Largo, FL 33037. Monroe County. Tel: 800-741-1139. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact: Ginette Hughes,
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-6 days. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

STEM Lesson Plan

The light bulb, the assembly line, and the personal computer are all inventions by American innovators that have greatly impacted the world. For America to continue to lead the world in innovation, students must be fluent in the foundation of these inventions. Students learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and how they are related to specific topics. ... Continue