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Our Mission
The mission of the Living Laboratory program is to have each and every student personally and actively engaged in thought provoking conservation minded lessons which also are aligned to the Sunshine State standards. Our learners develop an awareness of the land, our resources and our unique biodiversity. Although we cover the state mandated benchmarks we do so with hands-on interactive activities that promote field investigation and personal conscious ethical thoughts and discussions. We are developing environmentally conscious learners!

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Nature Camp

One week only! June 27th to July 1st, 9am to 1pm, ages 7-12

Social, psychological, academic and physical health are all positively impacted when kids have daily contact with the outdoors. Enroll your child in nature camp at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden for fun, adventure, and the benefits of life outside! Great for curious kids who love to explore and learn about the world around them- each half day will be full of games, crafts, science, and "wild -life"!

Tuition is $100 for the week, plus a $35 nonrefundable deposit fee. Limited scholarships for financial assistance are available for eligible families. Enrollment capped at 12 students- sign up now!

Bring your lunch, sunscreen, bottled water and closed-toe shoes.

Download the camp enrollment form here.

For more information, or to enroll contact us by phone 305-849-8733, or education@KWBGS.org (with CAMP as the subject line).


The Living Labratory: K - 5

The Program is a collaborative effort of the Key West Botanical Garden and the Monroe County School District, which serves over 3000 children.

Our program actively involves students. Students become “scientists” and collect information to answer questions about the world around them.

UCF Intern Program: High School

In partnership with University of Central Florida, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden hosts two weeklong UCF Intern Programs, the first in December and the second in March. The program results in invaluable field study, documentation, identification, inventory records, presentations and promotional materials for the Key West Botanical Garden. More information to come!

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