Bayologist Homeschool Days

Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, Miami
Explore South Florida! Eco Education Program – Homeschool Bayologist Days

Marine Study for your adventurous learners.  Drop-off program for kids age 6 and up.

Winter/Spring 2018  Homeschool Days

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Where:  Central and North Miami, along the bay.

Pelican Harbor Marina – Multi-purpose Room


Oleta River State Park – Fishing Pier Area

Theme of study – People of Biscayne Bay

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – The Shell People – Pelican Harbor

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – The Glades People – Oleta River – Stay & Play option (no added fee)

Tuesday,March 13, 2018 – Circle of Tequesta (Boat Day – Family Stay & Play option) – Pelican Harbor

Tuesday,April 17, 2018 – Pirates and Conquistadors – Oleta River

Tuesday,May 15, 2018 – Lighthouses and Pioneers (Boat Day – Family Stay & Play option) – Pelican Harbor

Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves and The Nature Teacher are excited to offer a wonderful Eco Education Program – Bayologist Homeschool Days, one Tuesday a month, 10am-1pm – an experiential day of learning for your children.  This program is geared to children age 6 and up, drop the kids off for a day of play, adventure and marine study. See below for program cost and details.

*The family is invited to stay (added fee on boat days) and learn alongside your 6 and ups on *Stay & Play Boat Days and other select days.

Each Bayologist Day we will take an in-depth look at the natural science and cultural history of Biscayne Bay with a theme of study, a game and/or activity, netting and shore searching (water play only happens on planned days, with adequate supervision)(weather permitting), or a cruise on the bay aboard the Pelican Skipper (weather permitting).

Perfect for adventurous children with an interest in coastal and marine habitats.

Advance Registration Recommended…participation is limited.

In order to register, please read through all particulars and requirements (listed in detail below). Second, fill out the online registration form. Finalize registration with payment to save your spot. Once registered you will receive all the meeting details the week of the event. Please read all “Particulars/Requirements” (listed in detail below) before registering and/or call Christy, The Nature Teacher @ 954-593-9132 if you have more questions.

All proceeds go to support the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.
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Bayologist Homeschool Days

*Stay & Play Boat Days (only for boat days and some select days TBA).

*Stay & Play Boat Day prices are for this educational family event only, boat prices for other events are priced accordingly.


  • For children age 6 and up only. Drop-off class (unless designated Stay & Play Family Day).  Children should be comfortable around water and preferably able to swim.
  • Registration and payment in advance.
  • Refunds will not be given for cancellation or not showing up, credits will be considered for sickness and/or emergencies.
  • Bayologist Days are rain or shine. Cancellations due to extreme weather are determined by the staff of BBAP and Pelican Harbor Marina.
    • Should BBAP cancel an event, a credit/raincheck will be offered.
  • Each participant must have a signed BBAP waiver per event.
  • Attending Bayologists MUST have:
    • Protective, closed-toe shoes for all participants (adults and staff included).
      • Shoes need to be worn in the water and need to be closed-toe, hard bottom…NO FLIP FLOPS or CROCS please (can be used during indoor time).
        • Old sneakers will suffice if water shoes unavailable.
    • Sun and bug protection applied before trip – eco-friendly is encouraged.
    • Clothes for wading and netting if included in day– water/swim clothes. Hats, sunglasses, sun-shirts and towels are recommended.
    • A low or no-waste lunch and/or snack (No Styrofoam allowed and plastic is discouraged, we pack out).
    • WATER
      • Eco-FILLED water bottles that can be refilled.
      • No Styrofoam allowed and plastic is discouraged.
      • We will have water to re-fill their water bottles.
  • Please have your snacks and lunch – packed and cooled (you are welcome to bring coolers) low or no waste lunches are encouraged. All waste is packed out.
  • Participants are welcome to bring along masks, snorkels, goggles, their own nets, etc. – only needed on days water activities are planned (see below).
  • BBAP will supply game and netting supplies, buckets, PFD’s, vessels and paddles.
  • The Pelican Skipper boat is managed by Miami Dade County and Pelican Harbor Marina and its use is based on availability. The boat is a 40-passenger catamaran cruiser, with shade and seating and a licensed captain.
  • PFD’s will be provided and worn by children under age 18 while on boat or kayak.
  • Swimming is only allowed at designated times with adequate supervision – provided by BBAP. Otherwise water exploration and play will be playing in shower or wading only to the knees. All children must wear provided PFD’s when on the boat or in kayaks.

All proceeds go to support the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.