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

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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. 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.
Tampa Bay’s warm breezes, sunny days, sandy beaches and bountiful waters provide the perfect habitat for a profusion of flora and fauna. Meet the creatures that inhabit this diverse ecosystem as you explore the mangroves and pine flatwoods where wading birds seek refuge, watch for dolphins from the deck of an eco-boat and observe manatees both in the wild and at a rehabilitation facility. Visit a beach ranked among the best in the country and feast your eyes on beach birds soaring among the sea oats and pine trees and over the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. Get up close to some of Florida’s most interesting and beautiful creatures on visits to a bird sanctuary and an aquarium, and talk with scientists and other experts about conservation, marine life and avian ecology.


• Visit with experts at leading marine science foundations like the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and Save our Seabirds Wild Bird Learning Center.
• At the South Florida Museum, explore Parker Manatee Aquarium and meet Snooty, the oldest known living manatee.
• Experience the diverse flora and fauna of Eckerd College’s own campus with an expert on the natural environment of South Florida.

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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
1 Performances


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