Discover the Wild Side of Florida With Your Grandchild
Explore the wilds of Sarasota with your grandchild as you take part in an archeological dig, spot alligators from a pontoon boat, trawl the waters with a marine biologist and more!
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Program No. 17355RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Get in touch with nature as you forge new bonds with your grandchild amid the wilds of Sarasota and offshore islands. With a collection of naturalists, adventure guides and conservationists, comb the beaches for seashells and sea turtle nest sites, explore the rich archaeology and paleontology, and the various unique habitats and rare species of the only tropical zone in the continental United States.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile over pavement, beaches, and varied terrain daily.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover wild Florida as you search for alligators aboard a pontoon boat and raptors on a rainforest canopy walk.
  • Uncover historic artifacts and fossils in shallow water with an adventure guide naturalist.
  • Join marine biologist on a sea life encounter cruise collecting marine life with a trawl net, then observe sharks and stingrays at Mote Marine Aquarium.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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John Colagrande
The co-author of “In the Presence of Dinosaurs,” John Colagrande graduated from Montclair State College with a B.A. in science education and an M.A. in geosciences. He has shared his knowledge of oceanography, fossils, rocks and minerals during his career as a high school science educator in New Jersey, and has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching. He a member of the Sarasota Shell Club, Manasota Fossil Club and the Gulf Coast Mineral, Fossil & Gem Club of Venice.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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