Florida Keys Expedition

Day 1: Arrival Day

Day 2: Fun in the Florida Keys

Day 3: What is REEF?

Day 4: Becoming Fish Experts & Invasive Lionfish

Day 5: Tropical Marine Ecology

Day 6: Restoring Coral Reefs in the Keys

Day 7: Departure Day

Travel to Key Largo

Meet your Trip Leader(s) & Preview the Week’s Schedule

What is REEF & Citizen Science?

REEF Database Scavenger Hunt & Submitting Fish Surveys

Florida Keys Tropical Ecology

Half day program with Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF)

Check Out of Lodging & Say Goodbye

Check in to Lodging

Windley Key State Park land-based Tropical Ecology Tour

The Volunteer Fish Survey Project – Becoming Citizen Scientists

Using Fish Behavior to ID Fish & Intermediate Fish ID – Top 60 Fish

Kayak Tropical Ecology Tour at Pennekamp State Park

Afternoon Snorkel Trip to Coral Nursery & Outplanting Site

 

 

 

Beginner Fish ID – Top 30 Fish of the Keys

Afternoon Snorkel Trip & Fish Surveys

Afternoon Snorkel Trip – Fish Surveys in Mangroves & Seagrass

Take Level 2 Fish Surveyor Quiz 

 

 

 

Afternoon Snorkel Trip & Fish Surveys

All About Invasive Lionfish – Dissection, & Lionfish Jewelry Making

 

Review of the Week & Conclude Program

 

 


Cozumel, Mexico Expedition

Day 1: Arrival Day, What is REEF?

Day 2: Making Your Dives Count

Day 3: Becoming Fish Experts

Day 4: Furthering your ID Skills & Invasive Species

Day 5: Marine Diversity & REEF Data

Day 6: Fun in Cozumel

Day 7: Departure Day

Arrive in Cozumel, Mexico – check in to lodging

The Importance of REEF Fish Surveys & the Volunteer Fish Survey Project

Morning Two-Tank Dive & Fish Surveys

Morning Two-Tank Dive & Fish Surveys

Morning Two-Tank Dive & Fish Surveys

Explore the Natural World of Cozumel

Check out of Lodging & Goodbyes

Visit Dive Shop & Set Up Gear Rental

Morning Two-Tank Dive & Fish Surveys

Tips & Tricks to Advance to Become a Fish ID Expert

Advanced Fish ID – Top 100 Fish of Cozumel

How Habitat and Biodiversity Affect Fish Species

Take Level 2 or Level 3 Surveyor Exams

 

Review the week’s schedule

Beginner Fish ID – Top 40 Fish of Cozumel

Intermediate Fish ID – Top 70 Fish of Cozumel

Life on the Reef – Fish Behavior & Relationships Among Species

Using REEF Data Across the World

Student Led Discussions on Marine Conservation

 

What is REEF & Citizen Science? Most Common Fish Families in Cozumel

Introduction to REEF Database & Submitting Surveys

Submitting Surveys & Using Underwater Photography

All About Invasive Species & Introduction to Invasive Lionfish

Submitting Surveys & Experience Level Exams

Review of the Week & Conclude Program