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Fins and Feathers: Exploring the Florida Environment From Sea to Sky

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Program #14441ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Experience Florida's flora and fauna in spectacular settings as lectures, nature walks and field trips introduce you to raptors, pelicans, owls, the Florida alligator and other wildlife “up close.” Explore the mangroves and pine flatwoods where wading birds seek refuge, watch for dolphins from the deck of an eco-boat and observe manatees in the wild and at a rehabilitation facility. Each day, meet with scientists and other experts who share their knowledge of conservation and marine life.


• Join staff at the largest wild bird sanctuary in the U.S. to learn about its mission while observing rehabilitated birds being released into nature.
• At the South Florida Museum, explore Parker Manatee Aquarium where Snooty, the oldest known living manatee, resides.
• Cruise the waters of the Eckerd College campus with narration by a professor and visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin, subject of the recent film "Dolphin Tale."

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Walking on uneven terrain, standing for extended periods, some stairs.

Coordinated by Eckerd College.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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