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MarineQuest School Daze Program

kids inside a mock shark cage display

MarineQuest School Daze 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023

We are back in person and have moved to the spring!

See the How To Register section for information on registering for MarineQuest School Daze 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.

Date Time
Thursday, February 16, 2023 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, February 16, 2023 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Noon - 2:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, February 17, 2023 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 Noon - 2:30 pm

How to Register

Registration for MarineQuest School Daze 2023 is full but we are accepting waiting list requests. Please contact us to submit a request.

Please include the following with your reservation request:

  • Your name
  • School name
  • Number of students
  • All date/time options that you are available to attend, in order of preference.