Florida STEAM

  • 6/7 days
  • 10 meals
  • STEAM
  • INDUSTRY
  • UNITED STATES
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Program Overview

Discover Florida from the pure springs and native wildlife to space exploration and more! Meet the amazing crocodilians in the Croc Encounters haven. Experience hands-on STEAM learning at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and explore fascinating exhibits. Snorkel in Crystal River, where the manatees swim. Search for fossils in the clear waters of Rainbow River. Dissect a shark, kayak among the mangroves and go on aquatic adventures at Fort DeSoto State Park. Watch the sunset over the Gulf at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. After so many earth explorations, the program soars into space at the Kennedy Space Center. See the Space Shuttle Atlantis, try a simulated launch out of our atmosphere, learn from an astronaut and find out what it takes to get a person to the moon.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Tampa

Pool Party

On arrival in Tampa, travel to the hotel to check in and have orientation. Enjoy a pizza dinner and pool party in Florida tonight.

Activities
  • Arrive in Tampa and have orientation
  • Pizza dinner and pool party
  • Dinner

Day 2

Tampa

STEAM Experiences

Learn about crocodiles and other reptiles at Croc Encounters through a guided tour and educational program. Explore the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) for the dynamic STEAM exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities.

Activities
  • Croc Encounters educational program and guided tour
  • Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) STEAM learning and exhibits
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Tampa, Crystal River and Rainbow River

Aquatic Adventures

Learn snorkel safety and get gear at the American Pro Dive Shop. Go snorkeling with endangered manatees. Swim in Rainbow River and search the clear waters for fossils.

Activities
  • Pro Dive safety and snorkel lesson
  • Snorkel with manatees at Crystal River
  • Rainbow River swim and search for fossils
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Florida

Beach Day

Explore Fort DeSoto State Park and participate in a shark dissection, coastal clean-up, go kayaking in the mangroves and discover marine life. After dinner, stroll along the boardwalk at Clearwater Beach.

Activities
  • Fort DeSoto State Park: shark dissection, coastal clean-up, mangrove kayaking and biodiversity
  • Spend the evening at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Tampa to Orlando

Space Travel

On the way to Orlando, experience Kennedy Space Center. See the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close. Immerse in an interactive launch simulation. Sit down to lunch with an astronaut. Learn about the journey to the moon at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Transfer to Orlando for an overnight stay.

Activities
  • Depart for Orlando and visit the Kennedy Space Center en route
  • Experience the Space Shuttle Atlantis and interactive launch
  • Lunch with a veteran astronaut
  • Explore the Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • Check in to Orlando hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Orlando

Homeward

Leave Florida today for the journey home.

Activities
  • Depart Orlando for home
  • Breakfast

Day 7

Theme Parks (Optional)

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Activities
  • Universal Studios is a place of magic and wonder, from the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to Marvel Super Hero Island® and more!
  • Disney World transports visitors to fantastical lands and galaxies far far away.

Learning Outcomes

This six-day STEAM program immerses students in the aquatic environments of Florida and expands their outlook into the stars at Kennedy Space Center. Engage in experiential learning activities at MOSI, which enhance STEAM education at any age. Environmental conservation is encouraged through hands-on examples of biodiversity, beach clean-up, and interactions with both native and endangered wildlife. During their space adventure, students learn about NASA’s space shuttle program, explore dynamic exhibits, have their questions answered by a veteran astronaut and discover what it takes to journey to the moon. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Overnight Security

A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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