Miami Waterkeeper hosts floating classrooms to engage students in hands-on environmental learning and community service. Education and Outreach staff take a group of approximately 15-35 students out on Biscayne Bay aboard a boat. The unique experience includes water quality testing, exploring life under the surface with an underwater drone, learning about and spotting sources of potential pollution, and conducting a community science marine debris clean-up, which contributes to global marine debris research and earns students community service hours.
We host our floating classroom programming throughout the year, depending on what school and community groups are interested in and their availability. The recommended age group for this program is fifth grade and up. This program can be tailored to each grade and can focus on different topics depending on specific needs and interests. Students will not be swimming during this program so lifeguards and swimming gear are not necessary. Floating Classrooms typically run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and include time for lunch.
If you are interested in participating in a Floating Classroom with Miami Waterkeeper, please email [email protected] to discuss fees and availability.