Field Trips and Classroom Programs

We offer in-person and virtual presentations for the below programs! Please note that some of the accompanying activities may need to be adjusted to support a virtual program.

Contact our Programs Coordinator, Bri Forte, at bri@mrcirl.org 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
Time Required: 30–45 minutes
Young students will explore how filter feeds help keep our waterways clean, and how human pollutants affect their habitats.

Enviroscape

Ages: Pre-K–1st grade
Time Required: 30 minutes
Students will learn about the different types of pollution in our community and will be able to see how stormwater runoff affects the Indian River Lagoon.

Florida Feast

Ages: 3rd–5th grade
Time Required: 1 hour
Students will learn about some of the different animals that live in and around the Indian River Lagoon, how they interact through food chains and energy flow, and how pollution affects these relationships. Possible activities include building food chains or creating a food web with the group.

What’s in the Water

Ages: 4th–6th grade
Time Required: 1 hour
Students will learn about the importance of water quality by investigating multiple water samples. Students will make predictions about the source of each water sample and explain why multiple, repeatable investigations are important to research studies.

Mighty Mangroves

Ages: 2nd–6th grade
Time Required: 45 minutes
Students will learn about the different species of mangroves in Florida and their life cycles. Students will also learn how mangroves are able to thrive in their unique environment and their importance for Lagoon restoration.

Lagoonology

Ages: 5th–6th grade
Time Required: 45 minutes
Students will participate in teams representing the four primary stakeholders of the Indian River Lagoon and will learn how their actions cause critical resources to be gained or lost.