Field Trips and Classroom Presentations

Due to COVID-19, we are currently postponing all of our in-person programs. Please contact our Environmental Education Coordinator, Nicole Broquet, at nicole@mrcirl.org for future program availability!

Our 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.

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 1

Ages: 3rd–5th grade
Time Required: 1 hour
Students will learn about food chains and energy flow using animals from the Indian River Lagoon. Students will build their own food chains and learn how pollution disrupts these relationships.

Florida Feast 2

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, and how pollution effects these relationships.

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.

Mangroves Matter

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.