This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Opportunity title

K-12 Marine Science Educational Field Trips

Host organization/department

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station


The UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station hosts single-day field excursions in Cedar Key, Florida (located one hour west of Gainesville). These year-round trips are open to K-12 schools, 4-H groups, summer camps, scout groups, and more. Activities can include pulling trawls on the boat, fish dissections, seining seagrass beds, scavenger hunts, and other hands-on modules related to Natural Resources and Conservation. We need undergraduate/graduate student volunteers to assist in delivering content and providing meaningful educational experiences to youth. Participants receive K-12 education experience and volunteer hours.


Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Must complete a 1 hour virtual/in-person training, and at least one shadowing field trip with experienced volunteers.
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Date & time

Trips occur from about 9 AM-2 PM, Monday through Friday, trip dates and exact times are provided upon inquiry. Trips are subject to change due to weather conditions. Peak times in spring and fall, with occasional summer programming.


Cedar Key, Florida

Why should students participate?

Participants receive K-12 education experience and volunteer hours.

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