Welcome to REEF Ocean Explorers Programs - where learning is an adventure!
REEF provides incredible education programs that inspire participants to engage in immersive, hands-on learning and exploration. Led by marine life experts, these programs help participants develop leadership skills and bring learning to life. REEF's multi-disciplinary programs for groups and individuals center on marine ecosystems with unique focuses on biology, ecology, citizen science, invasive species, and service-learning. REEF staff customizes each program session to the needs and interests of the group. Making the courses appropriate for participants of all ages and experience levels. We offer programs for schools, scouts, travel groups, colleges, and universities. Plus family programs and teacher workshops for professional development.
Each of our Ocean Explorers Programs pulls from various core areas of study, all of which can be tailored to each group. You can choose one area of study or a combination of topics to build a unique and personalized program. When scheduling a program, let us know what areas of study your group would be most interested in.
In-Person Programs: Interactive classroom or field-based programs. Each session is scheduled in one to four-hour blocks. Ideal for groups that prefer a single day program or want to incorporate REEF programming into a broader travel itinerary. Most Discovery Programs occur at the REEF Campus in Key Largo, Florida. REEF can also provide offsite programming in south Florida at meeting spaces or field locations secured by the group.
Virtual Programs: Bring the ocean directly to your home or classroom. REEF Virtual Discovery Programs connect participants with the ocean and tie seamlessly into the traditional classroom environment. Online sessions engage students with scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and analyzing and interpreting data.
Full-service multi-day travel programs to international and domestic destinations. In addition to customized educational content, each trip package can be tailored to include housing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, animal encounters, and other aquatic adventures.
An interactive field trip simulation that includes engaging lesson plans and activities to give students experiences and connections to the marine environment without leaving their classroom. Students have the opportunity to explore what life is like as a marine scientist, performing exploration tasks and creating research trials as they complete field journals and become citizen scientists themselves.
Day camp programs in Key Largo, Florida, for individuals ages 7-13. Dive into a fun-filled summer jam-packed with ocean adventures. Explore the Florida Keys alongside friends while snorkeling, kayaking, playing fun science games, making cool crafts, and seeing all sorts of amazing creatures.