Posted by: Kirsten | Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Biscayne Reef Rally!

From an NPS press release…

Biscayne National Park‘s 8th Family Fun Fest Season will kick off with a Reef Rally on January 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Stations located around the visitor center will provide a variety of free interactive and hands-on activities showcasing the park’s most diverse ecosystem.

Kids can use scanners and electronic scales to determine rates of coral growth; make a working model of a coral polyp to take home; follow the progress of reef development with a VERY enthusiastic cheerleader; learn about producers, herbivores and carnivores on the reef as they build a food chain; and become a Coral Structure Investigator by studying core samples from a coral reef.

Participants will receive a passport to be punched at each station. Those who complete all five activities will earn a button, and those that earn five buttons this season will receive a Family Fun Fest Fanatic Award in May. The Family Fun Fest takes place on the second Sunday of every month from January through May.  For more information contact Gary Breman at (305)230-1144 ext. 1144.

But wait!  Can’t really ramble over to the Reef Rally? Or live too far to frequent the fortnightly Family Fun Fests? Then take the Biscayne Electronic Field Trip instead…!


  1. What a great opportunity!! I live in the midwest so we will give the link to the electronic field trip a try over the weekend.

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