We have two wonderful sites in Florida, our Marine Studies site in on the Gulf of Mexico, embedded in a wilderness of mangroves, in Palm Harbor. Our wetlands site is in Brooksville and has springs, creeks, lakes and endless trails.
Marine Studies on the Gulf of Mexico
NCI’s Marine site is on the Gulf of Mexico in Palm Harbor, Florida, perfectly located less than an hour from Tampa. Nestled in its own pocket of serene wildlife, the facility offers a true Marine environment waiting to be explored. Wilderness trails, salt-water beaches and Mangroves provide a comprehensive learning experience for all.
With 12 climate-controlled cabins on stilts, each housing 16 students, there is ample space for everyone to settle in while staying just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. A Marine lab can be found along the mangrove trails as well as a large dining hall and communal area. The facility is surrounded by protected lands and has a two-gate entry system. Just offshore is a private island begging to be explored.
Wetlands Site North of Tampa
NCI’s Wetland site is in an area of lakes, creeks and marshland just 15 minutes from the I-75 in Brooksville, Florida. At only an hour north of Tampa and less than 2 hours from Orlando, our Brooksville facility is easily accessible.
With its beautiful inviting creeks, a huge picturesque lake, expansive wilderness trails and open areas this site offers a perfect Florida Wetland experience. The Brooksville site boasts everything Central Florida has to offer in one, safe-to-explore unique area.
Rustic cabins set between two creeks and overlooking the lake provide students and teachers a fantastic place to rest after a long day of learning. Other amenities include the welcoming dining room, large swimming pool, a variety of playing fields and even an on-site farm offering the opportunity for animal husbandry.
Speak to the Team
Discuss your potential field trip with Austin, our Director of National Business Development, find out availability, prices and different options. Then speak with the Director of Outreach, Britta, to build your tailor made schedule.
Director of National Business Development
Austin will work with you during the initial stages of planning your trip. He will better detail our program and discuss what we have to offer.
Austin will help you choose the perfect site, pick dates and talk you through the rest of the process.
Britta will work with you to build your bespoke schedule, organize arrival and departure times and help you through the student sign up process.
Britta will also host a meeting for your students parents offering an opportunity for us to showcase what we do and answer any questions.
The links below will give you more information and help you make decisions when planning your trip.
Send us your information and we will start the process of booking your trip.
Once you have started the process this is where you can find packing lists and more.
Download our brochure to read a little more about what the sites have to offer.
Register your students on our portal, you will have access to see your students info.
Find out more about our Overnight Adventures and Environmental Education trips.
Get to know the staff that will be facilitating your trip and working with your group.