Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Manager of School and Family Progams

Phone: 941-366-5731, ext. 237

Starting cost per student: $10

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity: 60

Transportation Needed?  Yes

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Explore Fantastic Florida at Selby Gardens

Florida is home to unique and intricate ecosystems, including the mangrove forests and estuaries which line much of our coastlines.   In this field study, students will identify several of the plants and animals living along our coast and investigate the contents and benefits of estuaries and adjoining mangrove forests.  With a focus on Florida native plants, such as mangroves, sea grapes, sea grasses and other coastal plants, students will learn how these plants connect land and sea.  (Optional Extension for 6th-12th grade students:  “Name that Florida Native!”  An interactive activity allowing students to classifying plant characteristics using field guides and a simple dichotomous key, students can identify many indigenous plants and inventory a sample plot.)

Additionally, from November – February, student groups can benefit from Clyde Butcher’s “Preserving Eden” Florida Photography exhibit which will be on display in Selby’s Museum of Botany & the Arts.  From March to May, students can experience the annual juried photo contest featuring local photography.

You can also complement your Florida Natives tour with the following add-on performance option.  This 45 minute program, held in the Ann Goldstein Rainforest Garden Amphitheater, will engage students’ senses, and inspire DIY ways to protect Florida’s valuable ecosystems. (K-12) (additional $200 fee will apply):

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