On this page your will find a schedule for both the fall and the spring trips. Although the exact dates and daily schedule varies from year to year, each schedule will give you a good overview of the contents of the program.
 

 

 

Fall Marine Ecology Trip Schedule

 

 Friday

7:30 am               depart Westchester to Ft. Lauderdale

10:28                    arrive Ft. Lauderdale                    

11:45                     depart airport

12:00                    lunch on road (students pay)

1:15                        Everglades Airboat Tour/Program         

3:00                       depart Everglades

4:30                       arrive motel

5:15                       Touch Tank program (pack camera, notebook & pencil in your daypack as there will be no time to

unpack prior to the program)

6:30                       dinner                 

7:30                        Orientation

9:00                       in rooms

9:30                       lights out  

 

Saturday

7:00 am                rise and shine

7:30                        breakfast

8:00                       morning meeting

8:30                       Class: Introduction to Tropical Ecology

Class: Seagrass Bed Lab

11:45                     lunch

12:30                     depart for Dive/Snorkel trip #1

5:30                       dinner

7:30                        Class: Fish ID

8:30                       free time

9:00                       in rooms

9:30                       lights out

 

Sunday

7:00 am                rise and shine

7:30                        breakfast

8:30                       morning meeting

9:15                       Dolphin Swim program at Dolphins Plus

11:45                     lunch

12:30                     depart for Dive/Snorkel trip #2

5:00                       dinner

6:00                       Divers meet with Dorna to complete Dive Logs

Free time

7:00                       Ice Cream run to Mr. C’s the best Ice Cream in the Keys

                                free time

9:00                       in rooms

9:30                       lights out

 

Monday

7:00 am               rise and shine

7:30                        breakfast

8:30                       Class: Connecting the Dots

                                Class: Yikes! Gators & Crocs

11:45                     Divers pack for habitat dive

Lunch

12:45                     Divers depart for undersea habitat

1:45                       snorkelors depart for Invertebrate lab (bring $ to shop on the way home)

                                Snorkelors shopping on the way home                

5:00                       Dinner

6:30                       Final exam        

8:30                       in rooms to pack up

9:30                       lights out

 

Tuesday

7:00 am                rise and shine

7:30                        breakfast

                                Make your sandwich for lunch

                                Final pack up and check out of room – we won’t return to the motel

9:00                       depart for Sea Turtle Hospital

10:00                    Sea Turtle program

                                Lunch in Marathon

                                Walk on the 7-Mile bridge

Robbies – Feed the Tarpon (last chance to buy thank you gifts!)

4:00                       depart for airport                           

6:00                       arrive Ft. Lauderdale Airport

8:20                       depart Jet Blue Ft. Lauderdale to Westchester

11:07                     arrive Westchester Airport

 
 

SPRING BREAK MARINE ECOLOGY SCHEDULE

 
Friday

5:15 am depart BOCES for airport

6:30       Arrive airport

8:50       Continental departs Newark

12:03     Arrive Ft. Lauderdate

                Lunch at airport (students pay)

2:00       depart airport

3:30       Arrive Key Largo – stop to pick up snorkel gear

4:30       snorkel refresher at beach

5:30       Dinner

7:00       Alumni meeting

7:30        Class: Dolphin Anatomy & Physiology  

Class: Introduction to Tropical Ecology

9:00       in rooms

9:30       lights out

 

Saturday

7:00       Alumni breakfast

7:30        Newbie breakfast

7:45        Alumni depart for Trainer for a Day

8:00       Alumni: Dolphins Plus: Trainer for a Day

8:30       Newbies: Dolphins Plus: natural swim

11:30     Divers get fitted for dive gear at Sea Dwellers

11:45     Lunch

12:45     newbee: touch tank program at IDC

2:30       Sea Grass Bed lab

4:15       class: Nature Photography Tips & Tricks

5:30       dinner

7:30        movie night/how to pack for the kayak overnight demo

9:00       in rooms

9:30       lights out

 

Sunday

7:00       rise and shine

7:30        breakfast

8:15       Dive/Snorkel Trip #1

1:30       depart for Kayak overnight trip

 

Monday

Return from kayak trip

Lunch provided by Kayak shop

2:00       coral restoration program talk

4:00       newbies: Class: Dolphin Communication

5:00       dinner

6:15       visit to Mr. C’s

7:30        class: Fish ID

9:00       in rooms

9:30       lights out

 

Tuesday

7:00       rise and shine

7:30        breakfast

8:15       Alumni depart: 10 am Sea Turtle hospital visit

9:00       Newbies depart for Dolphins Plus: Structured swim

11:45     lunch

1:00       Dive/Snorkel Trip #2

5:00       dinner

7:30        class: History of Overseas Railroad

9:00       in rooms

9:30       lights out

 

Wednesday

7:00       rise and shine

7:30        breakfast

8:15       Dive/Snorkel Trip #3 divers - coral restoration dive

8:30       newbies: depart for Windley Key

12:30     lunch

1:30       alumni: volunteer session

                Visit to Robbies

4:00       alumni: evening sunset cruise

                Dinner out

1:30       newbies: class: Sea Turtles

3:00       newbies: Wild bird Sanctuary visit

5:00       dinner

9:00       in rooms

9:30       lights out

 

Thursday

7:00       rise and shine

7:15        breakfast

7:45        half divers depart to Marine Labs for undersea habitat (Maribel) (mask, fins, snorkel, suntan lotion, towel, camera, water)

9:00       snorkelors to Marine Labs for invertebrate lab

12:45     half divers depart to Marine Labs for undersea habitat (Erica) (mask, fins, snorkel, suntan lotion, towel, camera, water)

 1:00      shopping

7:30        class: Everglades (notebook, pen)

 

Friday

7:00                       rise and shine

7:15                        breakfast

10-11:30              Final exam

11:45                     lunch

12:45                     depart

2-3:30                   Everglades

 7:45                      depart Continental

10:46                    arrive Newark

12:30 am             arrive BOCES

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