The Tropical Coast: Florida Keys
Saturday, March 11 - Saturday, March 18, 2017
Students must be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and at least 15 years old during program.
Note: This program requires physical activity. Students will spend significant time outdoors engaged in activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Application now closed.
Are you fascinated by marine biology and conservation?
Do you aspire to learn more about coral reef, mangrove, and sea grass habitats?
Have you considered a career in marine science and want to learn more?
Would you like to develop your skills as a socially responsible leader?
For one week this spring, join Brown University at the MarineLab in Key Largo, Florida to explore tropical marine ecology and conservation.
- Practice scientific methods of tropical field ecology and conservation
- Snorkel coral reefs and observe significant threats to this amazing ecosystem
- Conduct invertebrate labs to understand the foundation of the marine food web
- Kayak through mangroves to observe its unique flora and fauna
- Volunteer with a local beach clean-up organization
- Visit Everglades National Park and grapple with the role of tourism in conservation efforts
- Participate in a coral restoration service learning project
- Gain insight into various leadership styles and the concept of situational leadership
- Practice active listening, clear communication, and feedback skills
- Meet a group of like-minded world changers
Please note: We are aware that the Zika virus may be of concern for some families. The Monroe County Tourist Development Council has compiled a summary to address concerns about traveling to south Florida. We will continue to monitor the situation as necessary. View the summary »