Classroom Programs

Real world exploration is at your fingertips with MRC’s Classroom Programs! We offer a variety of in-person and virtual presentations catered to fit your schedule. Please note that some of the accompanying activities may need to be adjusted to support a virtual program.

Contact our Youth Environmental Educator, Allison McGinley, at to schedule your presentation today! You may even be eligible for a FREE program.

MRC’s Field Trips and Classroom Programs align with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and are designed to introduce students to our amazing Indian River Lagoon with hands-on activities! Please see the descriptions below.

Outstanding Oysters

Ages: 3–5 years old
How do filter feeders keep our waterways clean? Let’s explore!


Ages: Pre-K–1st grade
Let’s talk about pollution and stormwater runoff with our friend Mermaid Meg.

Teachable Turtles

Ages: Pre-K to 2nd Grade
Follow alongside the journey of a turtle, from hatchling to life in the water.

Let’s Get Trashy

Ages: 2nd to 5th Grade
Let’s explore how long it takes different pollutants to decompose.

Florida Feast

Ages: 3rd to 5th Grade
Let’s explore how energy flows through the Lagoon food chain.

Mighty Mangroves

Ages: 2nd to 6th Grade
Learn about key players in coastal habitats and the impact of pollution.

What’s in the Water?

Ages: 4th to 6th Grade
We’ll explore what factors affect water quality and how to test it.


Ages: 5th to 6th Grade
Working in teams, we’ll examine how individual actions impact the collective.