OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO CONNECT STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS TO THE MAGNIFICENT ST. JOHNS RIVER AND INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIFE-LONG RIVER ADVOCATES.
Can You Swim Like A Manatee And Bark Like An Otter?
Even our youngest students need to know they play a big part in keeping our river healthy. In your classroom, we will introduce our young audience to a few animal species through books, imaginative movement, and sounds. After meeting these animals, we a will talk about what we can do every day to help keep these animals and their homes healthy and happy.
Designed for Pre-kindergarten (3/4) and Kindergarten
Up to 30 participants, 30 minutes
My St. Johns River
Let’s talk about why our St Johns River is the most important natural resource in Jacksonville. In your classroom, we will talk about the distinguished history, essential ecology, economic importance, and issues facing our St. Johns River. Hands on activities available.
Designed for 1st-12th Grade (program will be adjusted based on age of participants)
Up to 40 participants, 30 to 45 minute presentation
Go Take A Hike!
Let’s head outside for a 1 hour guided stroll along the banks of the St. Johns River or one of its tributaries. While we are enjoying the outdoors we will talk about The history, ecology, and issues facing our St. Johns River. Hands on activities available.
Designed for 1st-12th grade (program will be adjusted based on age of participants)
Up to 40 participants, 1 hour
All Aboard For A River Exploration
Hop aboard a 45-foot pontoon boat for a one-of-a-kind river experience! This guided tour of the St. Johns River and tributaries will take you on an ecological journey of Jacksonville’s most important natural resource. While aboard we will look for local wildlife and discuss current issues facing the river. Hands on activities available.
Designed for 4th –12th grade (program will be adjusted based on age of participants)
Up to 60 passengers, 2 hours
Fee with boat charter.
Please, Take Out The Trash!
There is no better way to have an immediate and direct positive impact on our St. Johns River than participating in a river clean up. We guide you through a safe and meaningful river clean up while also discussing current issues affecting the health of the St Johns.
Designed for 3rd-12th grade (program will be adjusted based on age of participants)
Up to 50 participants, 1.5 hours
Come to Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute
Let us design a program for you at the JU Marine Science Research Institute, located right on the St. Johns River. All ages can benefit from a visit to this remarkable facility. Every program held at the MSRI are designed specifically for your group, so if you would like to schedule a program here at JU please contact Jennie Busey for details.
Rates and participation number vary based on the chosen program.
To book a program or for more information contact Jennie Busey by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (904) 256-7022.
Please visit our events page for upcoming educational activities & programs.
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