Friday, January 28, 2011

**Free Teacher trips to Pigeon Key marine science center**

Pigeon KeyHomeschool Groups and classroom teachers might be interested in the following invitation from Kelly McKinnon Executive Director of the
Pigeon Key Foundation
**Free Teacher trips to Pigeon Key marine science center**
The Pigeon Key foundation and marine science center operates from its own private 5 acre island in the Florida Keys. Pigeon Key offers all inclusive marine science based environmental education programs and would like to invite you to join us in this 2011 education season. Our education programs turn the island itself into the classroom. All programs are hands on and interactive with students and teachers’ immersed in the marine environment.
We offer programs such as:
Marine Habitats of the Florida Keys, Fish Identification, Invertebrate lab, shark dissection/lab, squid dissection/lab, Cassiopeia jellyfish stress lab, plankton study, Marine adaptations, conservation angling, conservation town meeting, Pigeon Key history and many others.
All programs include a reef snorkel trip to the third largest barrier reef in the world on the 40 foot “spirit” catamaran in a sanctuary protected area. We also offer mangrove Kayak tours, Scuba diving, looe key reef snorkels, trips to the turtle hospital, Dolphin research center, Key West excursions and many others.
This season we are offering all teachers trips for free when booking a student group of 10 or more. 3 day trips start at just $325.00 per person and include all on island programming, staffing, accommodations, meals, local transportation, and reef snorkel at sombrero reef.
Pigeon Key prides itself on personalized service and only hosts one group on island at a time. We will cater to your class/groups specialized marine subject matter when requested. Programs are offered for students ranging from 5th grade - graduate school.
For more information please see our website at or contact executive director Kelly McKinnon at or (305) 509-0345.
We’ll see you on the island??

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