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Everglades National
Park Institute

Explore the Park through Naturalist-Led Educational Eco-Adventures

Explore Florida Bay in a powerboat, paddle through the mangrove forests in Lake Ingram and go ashore on Cape Sable’s remote, seldom visited natural beach. Your Captain and Naturalist will help you learn about the ecosystem and wildlife of the Bay on a full-day adventure.


Immerse yourself in the Everglades wilderness with this guided, primitive paddle as we study tropical hammock, sawgrass prairie, and mangrove ecology, the influence of water flow on Everglades ecosystems and how humans have impacted the environment in the Park. Meet your experienced Institute Naturalist at Nine Mile Pond.

Offering The Best Educational Programs

Everglades National Park Institute is a unique partnership between Everglades National Park and an official nonprofit partner, Florida National Parks Association. The Institute provides immersive, educational experiences for visitors of Everglades National Park. Be sure to also visit our sister Institutes in Biscayne National Park and Big Cypress Preserve.

These interactive programs teach visitors about the ecosystems and history of the park and its surrounding areas. Proceeds from programs are used to support Everglades National Park.

NPS Fee-Free Days