Keys, Everglades & Dry Tortugas: Human History & Outdoor Study

Discover the Florida Keys with a master naturalist as you visit protected islands, explore coral reefs, taste local cuisine and enjoy lectures on shipwrecks, pirates and Native Peoples.
Program No. 2801RJ
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This was such a fun trip...Aleksy and Taylor are amazing leaders. They were totally dependable, completely knowledgeable, and fun to be with. The trip was very organized and meant three national parks in one swoop. The most unusual and exceptional one was the Dry Tortugas. We live in Florida but the thought of organizing a trip to this remote location for ourselves seemed just too daunting...Road Scholar's tour fit the bill. In addition, our fellow participants were very congenial. This was one of the best Road Scholar trips we have been on!!!


I may have been influenced by the fact that I was leaving 23 degrees and snow to come to the sub-tropics, but this was one of the best trips I have ever taken! Most of the credit goes to our two wonderful guides, Taylor Duck and Aleksey Berzon. I want to travel with them again!


This program is a nice getaway from cold weather up north. If you have Aleksey and Taylor as your leaders, then you are one lucky Road Scholar! They are so fun and made the week enjoyable. Visits to three National Parks makes the program unique. There is much history and beauty in the Keys. Accommodations and food were good. Would recommend to anyone wanting a respite from the cold.


Great - one of a kind subject matter. Well planned and executed.

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Super trip. One advantage of the date was that the surf temperature at Fort Jefferson was 75 degrees making for pleasant snorkeling. Another pleasant surprise was that I only got one insect bite on the hole trip. The trip was well lead and provided a wonderful overview of the Keys' natural systems.


Escape from winter's cold for awhile and visit 3 sunny, warm National Parks in southern Florida to learn about the sub-tropical habitats there, Flagler's railroad, the forts that never saw action and the novelty of Key West.


This program provides a look into Florida's Everglades and reef parks, and a full description of their historic importance to the US.


My husband and I just completed our first Road Scholar program. It was to the Florida Everglades, Dry Tortugas and Key Biscayne. It was a very rewarding experience from all aspects and certainly good value. We are now researching our next Road Scholar experience.


This is a fun program and a good way to come out of your safe zone to speak. IT was very educational and interesting to learn about a part of the country I have never been to or know much about. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking about attending. The tour guides are amazing and really work together well.


If you want to really learn about the Everglades, this is a good trip. It covers the history and botany of the area in situ. Although you may bore your friends when you get home, you will feel that you really have experienced this part of the United States thoroughly.


Finally learn that those dots called "keys" on florida maps are "real" places joined by a string called "Highway 1!"


This trip was fun. Lots of variety, interesting leaders and fascinating locales, from alligators to Presidential retreats.


We had a wonderful time the locations we interesting and the guides were absolutely fabulous.


The program was very educational. I learned more about the ecology and also about the history of our country.


We got to see a lot of the Keys and some places we would not have gone on our own. This is an On-the-Road trip so there isn't much time for lectures or evening meetings. Most of the educational component is done in the new, larger and more comfortable vans between locations. Alex, Ben and Michael were all top notch with logistics. Food and lodging was a cut above many of the other Road Scholar trips we have taken. We had beautiful weather and for many with was a break from the cold and snow of the midwest. Plan a few days before or after the trip to see some things there just isn't time for with the group.


Great program!


The Florida Keys are full of fascinating history and ecological importance. They are an ideal location for those seeking to escape locations subject to winter cold and stay warm with intellectual and social stimulation.


The group leaders were great, humorous, fun, attentive, caring and with attention to details. It was a special treat to visit the Dry Tortugas National Park. Great opportunities to see and photography wildlife in their natural settings.


This is a great trip where one is constantly learning interesting and exciting things about history science , nature and culture. It is a great way to see these parts of our country and share this experience with pleasant and considerate Road Scholar staff and clients.


Wonderful to enjoy such an interesting tour in warm weather while there was a snowstorm back home!

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