Walk just steps from your hotel room to the beach to search for shells to create a keepsake craft.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Dinner
FIELD TRIP: Walking on this field trip will be approximately 1-1.5 miles. There will be time to rest between each outdoor exhibit. Historic Spanish Point has a rich archaeological history 5000 years in the making and this interactive experience provides students with an appreciation of the prehistoric people of Florida.
The adventure includes a stop at the burial mound, the high summit of one of the shell middens, and the most unique exhibition in the country, A Window To The Past. This one-of-a-kind experience puts the participant inside a prehistoric shell mound. Discover evidence of the early settlement of Calusa Indians and Mrs. Potter Palmer's innovative cattle ranching methods. Artifacts and a multi-media presentation enhance the participants' knowledge. Support materials include: Archaeology and the Prehistoric People of Southwest Florida, a publication produced by Historic Spanish Point.
You will never forget the highlight of the day, a real archaeological dig site where you can get your hands-on and in the past.
Lunch: Picnic lunch at Spanish Pt.Afternoon: HANDS-ON-EXPERIENCES: Cool off in the surf of Siesta Key Beach, as you make a sand sculpture of your favorite wild animal or endangered species.Dinner: Fiesta dinner at hotel.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Enjoy a special guest.
HANDS-ON-ACTIVITY: Write post card to mom and dad or friend.<> Watch sunset on Lido Beach right outside your hotel room or stand on the beach for a better view.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Please note Sea Turtles are an endangered species and are protected.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast will be after sea turtle walk. p>PRESENTATION: Board bus for Venice Beach where naturalist will give an overview of fossils and will have real shark's teeth and jaws to pass around. <> FIELD TRIP: Then wade through shallow water cooling off as you search for vertebrate fossils including bones, teeth, natural casts, molds, impressions and remains of prehistoric animals, fossil sharks teeth, fossil plants, invertebrates and shells. An adventure guide naturalist will help identify your finds.
Wear swimsuit and flip flops for a more comfortable experience. <> (Bring a towel and dry clothes to change into for lunch at restaurant in Sarasota.)Lunch: Lunch will be at a buffet restaurant. Have fun making your own sundae!Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON: Enjoy the hotel's outdoor amenities with new friends and family members.
Dinner: FREE EVENING: Dinner on your own at St. Armands Circle. Walk or take the hotel shuttle will take you to St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. (Drop off and pick-up is at Tommy Bahamas Restaurant.) The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants, get out of the box and into the Circle, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle.Evening: EXCURSION: Stay and enjoy historic St. Armands Circle's rich history architecture and unique statues placed by John Ringling. See the circus walk of fame, dedicated to famous circus performers.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
FIELD TRIP: Explore Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. Learn more about all types of marine life, a hands-on sting ray display, sea urchins, rescued sea turtles and their hatchlings (baby turtles), manatees and other marine life common to south west Florida. The research facility uses sharks in their quest for a cure for cancer. Participants can view sharks up close and other marine life.Lunch: Lunch at aquarium's Deep Sea Diner.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: "TURTLE TALK," at Mote Laboratory classroom on sea turtle nesting and conservation. Learn how volunteers walk on area beaches every morning searching for freshly laid turtle eggs. Volunteers put stakes up to alert beach enthusiasts to avoid that area. Sea turtles are endangered species and protected by law. Learn why beach lighting needs to be on low during the nesting season.
Dinner: Farewell dinner at hotel.Evening: HANDS-ON-EXPERIENCES: A talking stick will be passed around for grandchildren and grandparents to talk about their favorite animal seen during the week and why it is their favorite. Opportunity for you to share a talent with everyone. Play the ever popular Caribbean game Limbo.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pick-up souvenir photos taken during the week by program staff. Wrap up and goodbyes!Lunch: A box lunch is offered on the sixth day to allow participants who need to catch a flight to take their lunch with them. Participants who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the meeting room or on the patio by the pool. Program ends at 10:15am followed by lunch. <> Have a safe trip home or to your next destination!Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch