Eco Travel

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Florida Eco Adventures Trip

June 22 - 28, 2018
In this very special Eco travel experience, participants will discover the wild world of Florida ecology with experts through manatee, sea turtle, and alligator adventures!

PARENT/CHILD informational prelim meeting for those interested Feb 20th 6-7pm

Important information

We Provide:
  • STUDENT GROUPS: Supervision at all times with 2 of our expert Eco Adventure's naturalists/biologists in addition to local researchers, vets, wildlife experts/biologists, and naturalists, etc.
  • Transportation in a 12-15 passenger van, boat tours, kayaks.
  • All Lodging with all meals included except at airport- please bring extra money for snacks/drinks.
All Participants Must:
  • Be mature, independent individuals 13 years or older (or approved by EA).
  • Be prepared to live in close contact with others, some dorm-style, others hotel rooms.
  • Have some experience staying away from home for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to tolerate hikes, outdoor environments/weather, tolerate insects, etc.
  • Be able to adjust to a early mornings/late nights busy travel schedule and LONG day of physical activities.
  • Parent/child meeting to discuss details prior to signing up
  • Half day training and informational session for participants that includes: Introduction to marine biology, life history of manatee sea turtles/their biology, expectations, trip information etc.
  • Unforgettable and perhaps- life changing experiences!

Price: $1600 per person without airfare (airfare aprox $290)

*Does not include airfare to Orlando and return flight from Jacksonville.

Led by marine biologist and Eco Adventures' owner Mei Len Sanchez-Barr and Tina Hayden Programs Coordinator. Each location, we will connect with experts: Alligators: Lee & Tracey Lightsey, Sea Turtles/Gators: Jennifer Brueggen and John Brueggen (St. Augustine Alligator Farm Director) , Dr. Jerry Johnston (Professor of Biology , Santa Fe Community College). This experience is like no other. Talk about the dream team!

Lakeland: Lightsey's Private cabins
St. Augustine: Holiday Inn/Quality Inn like hotel TBA

Are you ready to experience the extraordinary?? SPACE IS LIMITED

Parent/participant Meeting Monday, January 22nd 6:30-7:00 pm at Eco Adventures
$500 deposit to hold your spot due in Feb 25th (410) 987-1300 EcoadventuresMD@gmail.com

Itinerary

Location: Lodging Activities Meals Included

 7/22 Day 1:

Travel day: Arrive Orlando airport. then Homosassa Springs
https://www.birdsunderwater.com/#/
Sea World Orlando Behind the scenes tour
L, D

7/23 Day 2:

Homosassa Springs
same
Manatee Boat ride, kayaking , Three Sisters Spring
B,L, D

7/24 Day 3:

Travel day: Sea World- Aquatica!
Lightsey's private cabins in Lakeland
Night eye shining tour
B,L,D

7/25 Day 4:

Lightsey's Gator Facility
same
Airboat/slogging/workshop/swamp buggy/night egg collecting
B,L,D family style

7/26 Day 5:

Travel: Gainsville area Springs Dr. Jerry Johnston Fresh water turtle collecting and research
Condo rental TBA -St. Augustine
PM: St. Augustine beach
B, L, D

7/27 Day 6:

St. Augustine Alligator Farm/Zoo
same
beach/historical walks of old town/dinner