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
7 days
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At a Glance

On an extraordinary adventure to Key West, discover the Florida Keys as you explore protected islands and coral reefs, taste local cuisine and learn about shipwrecks, pirates and native peoples. A local expert 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, industrialist Henry Flagler and others.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Must be able to swim for optional snorkeling activity. Snorkeling equipment provided; wetsuits unavailable. On Your Feet: Walking up to one mile. Keep the Pace: Walking up to 2 miles.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

Van transfer provided between Miami and Key Largo at the start and end of program. All transfers by van.
Featured Expert
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Aleksey Berzon
Aleksey Berzon is a Florida Master Naturalist. Born in Russia, he moved to Brooklyn at a young age, and later to Florida to study hospitality at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He continued his education at the International Tourism Management Institute to fulfill his dream of leading educational travel groups around the world. He has led groups throughout the United States, Canada, China and Ireland among other places. When he isn’t traveling, Aleksey enjoys coin collecting, photography and storytelling.

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

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Aleksey Berzon
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Alberto J Melendez
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Land Remembered
by Patrick Smith
National Audubon Field Guide to Florida
by Alden / Cech / Nelson
Eco-Touring the Florida Keys
by Matthew Landau Larry Gates
Key West
by Gerald Sprayregen
Everglades Nat. Park & Surrounding
by Roger Hammer
Insiders Guide Florida Keys and Key West
by Victoria Shearer and Janet Ware
Hidden Florida Keys & Everglades
by Candace Leslie Ana Boese

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