Class is in Session: Learn about Everglades School Field Trips
Fun and educational for kids of all ages, the Everglades are a great place for your next school trip. Everglades Holiday Park is located in Fort Lauderdale, making it an easily accessible entry point to the largest subtropical habitat in the United States. We have been named one of the top three attractions in the state by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best.com.
Browse our wide range of programs that are both exciting and informative, ensuring your kids will get the most out of their experience - whether they're enjoying a thrilling airboat ride or getting up close and personal with a real live gator!
Why Choose the Everglades for a school field trip?
The Florida Everglades is a vast, fascinating and unspoiled resource that we have the privilege of experiencing in our efforts to educate our children. The flora and fauna of this wetland include over 2000 different varieties of plants, over 20 different types of birds, and hundreds of other unique and interesting species to learn from. The Everglades ecosystem itself is a fantastic tool for teaching, and it's all conveniently located in our own South Florida backyard.
Like nearly all natural habitats, the Everglades are under threat. Development and drainage issues have shrunk the South Florida wetlands down to a fraction of their original size. While a large portion of the ecosystem is a protected national park, work must be done to preserve this resource for future generations. At Everglades Holiday Park, we have found that the best way to do this is by educating kids about the important role the 'Glades play in all our lives. While shows like Animal Planet's Gator Boys are an important form of outreach, there's no substitute for a visit to the park itself.
The Premier Venue for Teaching Children
Together with your class, embark on an exciting, narrated airboat tour followed by an energetic and informative alligator presentation performed by the world famous cast of an Animal Planet hit series - the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue.
The program for students consists of an hour-long airboat tour of the Everglades followed by a 15-20 minute alligator presentation. Lunch is optional. Your visit can be scheduled anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After the tour and alligator show concludes, you may remain on the premises to continue teaching, play games and enjoy other recreational activities here at the park.
Accommodations can be tailored to fit the needs of your students and your field trip. Enjoy a hand packed lunch with your class on our beautiful grounds or if you prefer, we will be happy to provide a catered lunch for you. This is one outing that will prove to be far more than all other Everglades school field trips, it's an educational adventure!
Planning Your Trip to the Everglades
To find out more about educational programming for school field trips at Everglades Holiday Park, contact our office directly. We routinely host school groups ranging in size from 10 to 75 students. Discounted pricing is available when you book your trip in advance. This also gives us an opportunity to tailor our programming to the specific needs of your group.
Everglades Holiday Park makes a great outing for science classes or any other students with an interest in the outdoors. Is it any wonder we are one of the most popular destinations for school trips in South Florida?
Everglades Holiday Park Field Trip Program Overview
A typical day at Everglades Holiday Park includes ample opportunity for students to learn about the importance of Florida's wetlands and meet some of its most famous inhabitants. School trip itineraries usually involve:
Airboat Tour - Climb aboard one of our custom made, state-of-the-art airboats for an hour-long excursion. Fly over the ❝River of Grass❞ topping speeds of 55 mph into remote sections of the Everglades. All of our boats are navigated by entertaining, highly trained and experienced airboat captains. With fun facts, stories and Everglades history, captains will educate and inform your class about the natural surroundings and inhabitants. An airboat tour is an unforgettable experience for both you and your students!
Educational Alligator Presentation - This entertaining and educational show is performed by the world famous Gator Boys of Animal Planet television fame. Your students will be thrilled as they watch this exciting presentation highlighting the awesome power and voracity of the Florida alligator. With fascinating details, physical demonstrations and interactive participation with the stars of the show, it's a real treat.
Outdoor Recreational Activities - Everglades Holiday Park is also full of sightseeing and educational opportunities for exploration. With acres of open land, students and teachers can enjoy fishing, additional lessons or enjoy playing outdoor games upon completion of the tour.
Lunch, Munchies & More - We are proud to have a full service cafe/deli offering a variety of tasty options. We can also provide students with a special ❝Gator Kids Meal❞ for an additional $5.00 per student. This nutritious meal consists of a choice between a turkey sandwich or hot dog, a bag of potato chips, a cold drink and a sample of our world famous alligator bites. Students will also receive a ❝Gator Kids Club❞ sticker and membership card, which can be activated online for a small fee.
1. What is included in the special student visit?
The program consists of an hour-long airboat tour of the Everglades as well as an informative alligator presentation. Lunch is optional.
2. How long is the full tour, and during which hours can our students visit?
The complete visit lasts 2 hours and can be scheduled anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After the tour and alligator show concludes, you may remain on the premises to continue teaching, play games and enjoy other recreational activities here at the park.
3. What is the order and timeline of the itinerary?
Educational Airboat Tour (1 hour) - Gator Boys Alligator Presentation (15-20 minutes) - Lunch (optional)
4. Are there different programs for various age groups?
The tour program is the same for each grade and age group. Teachers are
encouraged to customize their own pre and post tour lesson plans.
For pricing and more information, call 954-434-8111 Ext. 104