Discover Florida from the pure springs and native wildlife to space exploration and more! Meet the amazing crocodilians in the Croc Encounters haven. Experience hands-on STEAM learning at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and explore fascinating exhibits. Snorkel in Crystal River, where the manatees swim. Search for fossils in the clear waters of Rainbow River. Dissect a shark, kayak among the mangroves and go on aquatic adventures at Fort DeSoto State Park. Watch the sunset over the Gulf at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. After so many earth explorations, the program soars into space at the Kennedy Space Center. See the Space Shuttle Atlantis, try a simulated launch out of our atmosphere, learn from an astronaut and find out what it takes to get a person to the moon.
Engage in STEAM learning designed to match the grade level of each school group at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). While there, explore their incredible exhibits of dinosaurs, emerging technology, the wonders of the earth and beyond. Gain a new understanding about the 23 species of crocodilians at Croc Encounters, a haven for reptiles that encourages public awareness and preservation. At this reptile sanctuary, we invite students to stretch their comfort levels a little through interactions with these amazing animals that have barely evolved since the age of dinosaurs.
Experience the abundant natural beauty of Fort DeSoto State Park. On this historic beach, students are invited to dissect a shark, help out on a coastal clean-up and kayak among the mangroves. At the American Pro Dive Shop get snorkel gear and receive a lesson in snorkel safety from diving experts. Take a guided tour of Crystal River and go snorkeling among the majestic manatees. Hunt the limestone caverns on a swim in Rainbow River in search of prehistoric fossils, including shark teeth. Spend an evening on the boardwalk at Clearwater Beach, which is absolutely picturesque in the evening.
Celebrate the impact of space travel at Kennedy Space Center in exhibits showcasing the innovations that took humanity into the stars. See the Space Shuttle Atlantis, now on display after its 33 missions since its first flight in 1985. Experience the excitement of launching into orbit in a simulated shuttle launch. Over lunch, students get to listen to the personal stories of a veteran astronaut, from training to what floating in space truly feels like. At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, see a real Saturn V moon rocket, so gigantic that it is larger than the Statue of Liberty.
On arrival in Tampa, travel to the hotel to check in and have orientation. Enjoy a pizza dinner and pool party in Florida tonight.
Learn about crocodiles and other reptiles at Croc Encounters through a guided tour and educational program. Explore MOSI for the dynamic STEAM exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities.
Learn snorkel safety and get gear at the American Pro Dive Shop. Go snorkeling with endangered manatees. Swim in Rainbow River and search the clear waters for fossils.
Explore Fort DeSoto State Park and participate in a shark dissection, coastal clean-up, go kayaking in the mangroves and discover marine life. After dinner, stroll along the boardwalk at Clearwater Beach.
On the way to Orlando, experience Kennedy Space Center. See the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close. Immerse in an interactive launch simulation. Sit down to lunch with an astronaut. Learn about the journey to the moon at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Transfer to Orlando for an overnight stay.
Leave Florida today for the journey home.
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This six-day STEAM program immerses students in the aquatic environments of Florida and expands their outlook into the stars at Kennedy Space Center. Engage in experiential learning activities at MOSI, which enhance STEAM education at any age. Environmental conservation is encouraged through hands-on examples of biodiversity, beach clean-up, and interactions with both native and endangered wildlife. During their space adventure, students learn about NASA’s space shuttle program, explore dynamic exhibits, have their questions answered by a veteran astronaut and discover what it takes to journey to the moon. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.
A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.