MarineQuest School Daze Program
MarineQuest School Daze 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Friday, February 9, 2024
Registration opens on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
About School Daze
Voyage into science at MarineQuest School Daze, part of the annual open house of the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. This fun, free, hands-on field trip provides students in grades four through eight with an opportunity to learn about the exciting world of fish and wildlife research in Florida.
During the School Daze program, FWRI scientists will set up individual "stations" both inside our main facility and in our outside parking lot. Each station focuses on one of our research projects. Through interactive activities students will have the opportunity to play the role of scientist and learn a bit about the daily activities of our staff. Past station topics have included fisheries research in Tampa Bay and the Florida Keys, genetics, bats, sharks and rays, seagrass, manatees, coastal wetlands, corals, microscopy, red tide, and technology in science.
Each student group will have the opportunity to visit a selection of these stations. Your tour schedule will be pre-determined ahead of your visit. FWRI staff will act as your tour guide.
Miss a station during your tour? Don't worry! Almost all stations will also be open during our Saturday open house!
The School Daze program is held over two days, and each day has four time blocks available.
|Thursday, February 8, 2024||9:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Thursday, February 8, 2024||10:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|Thursday, February 8, 2024||11:00 am - 1:30 pm|
|Thursday, February 8, 2024||Noon - 2:30 pm|
|Friday, February 9, 2024||9:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Friday, February 9, 2024||10:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|Friday, February 9, 2024||11:00 am - 1:30 pm|
|Friday, February 9, 2024||Noon - 2:30 pm|
How to Register
Registration will open on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Please use our online form to submit your MarineQuest reservation request (this form will become active at 8am on Wednesday, December 6, 2023).