We are planning for the resumption of near-normal operations for field trips and overnight stays at Seahorse Key in fall 2021, with precautions for facial covering and distancing indoors. We are taking tentative reservations for activities, but final approval for day trips and overnight stays will occur in late summer 2021. Please email ncbs@ifas.ufl.edu to make reservations, but we ask that you recognize that these reservations are tentative pending final approval in late summer 2021.

K-12 Programming is only available 4 days per month and is first-come-first-serve basis.

Field-based Learning for K-12 Students

Our motto is conservation through education. Register your K-12 group for immersion in field lab experiences that use sound science to explore and explain watersheds, estuarine and marine ecology, and the organisms that call the Nature Coast home.

For more information, including rates, please email Cassandra Key at c.key@ufl.edu, or call her at (352) 325-6078.

Students gather for a group photo after a day of learning at Seahorse U

K-3rd Education

Plan your visit to the Nature Coast Biological Station!

New NCBS Building

4-12th Education

Customize your experience by choosing three field experiences:

Seahorse Key

K-12 Reservation Form

The absolute cost per program is dependent on the number of program participants and specific program parameters. That cost will be communicated when requesting to register for a program. 


All forms should be completed and provided to the boat captain before departure to Seahorse Key Marine Lab.

Please have a completed Participant Agreement for each attendee in the group:

Please complete one boat roster for the entire group:

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