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Explore our Atlantic Ocean Barrier Island Resort for Remote Learning Experiences and 24 Hour Private Study Rooms.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has partnered with the prestigious Reef Institute to offer a five day, four-night Barrier Island Ecology Field Trip Package. This program offers an engaging, instructor-led experience for school-age children designed to complement earth-science studies and foster a passion for both marine ecology and biology. Activities include:

  • Exploration of the native dune ecosystem
  • Kayak and boat excursions to sample and study complex water systems and estuaries
  • Microscopic analysis of sand dwellers and coastal biospheres
  • Migratory species habitats, including Atlantic Right Whales calving and sea turtle nests
  • And mapping studies to understand wave systems and the important role of barrier islands, such as Amelia Island

Designed for families or small groups of families who wish to travel together, the Barrier Island Ecology Field Trip Package is a five-day, four-night offering which includes:

  • Instructor fees
  • Course materials and supplies (nets, microscopes, ecology kits);
  • Facilities
  • Class-related transportation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks for each student
  • Available dates: 9/14 – 9/18 | 10/19 – 10/23 | 11-16/11-20 | 11/30 – 12-4

To assist families with school-aged children, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers study rooms for kids to learn without distractions and remain connected to virtual learning resources with high-speed wireless internet. 

For more information or to reserve this package, please email.