The Florida Exploration program will take students to the northwest coast of Florida, which is one of the only areas in the country where you can swim in the wild with manatees. We will study their habitat up close, meet with State Park Rangers about their work in the field, explore the unique Intercoastal waterway and end with the program at SeaWorld in Orlando. This program is offered during the week of Thanksgiving every other year from a Saturday to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Students who will be at least 14 years of age when the program begins and whose work and attitude are exemplary may apply to attend. An informational meeting will be held during the summer sessions and students may apply as soon as the session ends.
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