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Keys and Everglades: Human and Natural History Outdoor Studies

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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
A Florida Master Naturalist leads you on this journey through the Florida Keys’ natural history and cultural heritage. Examine environmental issues affecting the Everglades and coral reefs and hear the stories of Native Americans, shipwreck divers, Henry Flagler and others.


• Learn about Florida Keys ecology as you explore Dry Tortugas National Park and two state parks.
• Enjoy a special visit to Biscayne National Park.
• Delve into evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to farmers and presidents.

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All transfers are by van.

Activity Notes

Varies by date. March 6, 2016: Moderate – Walking up to one mile. Must be able to swim for optional snorkeling; equipment provided. Wet suits unavailable. All other dates Active – Walking up to 1.5 miles. Snorkeling details same as Moderate date.

Itinerary Summary

Miami, shuttle to Key Largo, 2 nights; van to Key West, 3 nights; van to Key Largo, 1 night; shuttle to Miami.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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