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EDUCATOR WORKSHOP

JUNE 25th - JULY 1st 2020

Join the Sharks4kids and Sharklab team for a hands-on STEM focused professional development experience. Spend 5 days engaging in field investigations on-site at the world renowned Bimini Biological Field Station! This program is designed to provide marine science content enrichment, model science inquiry methods and technology integration strategies with current scientific research, provide opportunities for interdisciplinary connections, facilitate utilization of Sharks4kids resources for teachers, and foster a collaboration with our team and other teachers for ongoing networking. Swim with sharks and participate in ongoing research being done by the Sharklab. Evening presentations provide framework for bringing these incredible experiences back to the classroom. Curriculum, lesson planning and activities all provided by Sharks4Kids education team. 

cost: $2775.00

What's Included: 

5 days with the Sharklab, 1 additional explore day

Roundtrip Airfare:

Fort Lauderdale to Bimini with Tropic Ocean Airways on a private charter
 

Airport address: Fort Lauderdale International (Sheltair Terminal)

1100 Lee Wagener Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Note: Please limit total luggage weight to 50 lbs (including any carry-on luggage).

Accommodation:

During your Educator Workshop, we organize guests accommodation at one of the private residences located within walking distance of the Sharklab. 

Normally guests are provided with a private bedroom within a shared house, thus will share communal living quarters such as a porch/deck, kitchen or living room with other workshop guests.

Meals:
Three prepared meals per day and refreshments

Field Activities*: 

Caribbean reef shark snorkel

Wild juvenile lemon shark interaction 

Juvenile lemon shark handling class 

Stingray capture and ultrasound Honeymoon Harbour stingray snorkel Sapona shipwreck snorkel

Scientific longline deploy/check & hands-on shark workups

Mangrove snorkel

*all activities are weather dependant 

Lectures and Lesson Plans:

Lectures from Sharklab & Sharks4Kids

Sharks4Kids Teaching Guide & Lesson Plans

Swag Bag & Trip Photographs

NOT INCLUDED:
Roundtrip airfare to/from Florida/Fort Lauderdale

Dinner out on last evening

Any activities or additional meals/items purchase on explore day

Mandatory Travel Insurance :
 

You MUST have insurance covering repatriation

and emergency evacuation from Bimini in case of

natural disasters, accident or illness.

There is a very basic medical clinic in Alice Town,

Bimini; however, for any serious conditions you

will need to be flown to the US or Nassau by air

ambulance.

Please note that you will be personally responsible for any medical or evacuation fees. Please be sure you have sufficient access to funds if your insurance company requires pre-payments for air ambulance or medical bills. All the details of your health and travel insurance must be provided in our online Emergency Contact Form.

Itinerary:

June 25 - Depart Ft Lauderdale at 1 pm on charter flight.

Arrive Bimini & get settled in at accommodation

Reef shark snorkel & Sapona

Evening presentation- Intro to program and Sharklab

June 26 - Morning presentation (Intro for the day- habitat)

Field activities

Evening presentation

June 27 - Morning presentation (Intro for the day- habitat)

Field activities

Evening presentation

June 28 - Morning presentation (Intro for the day- habitat)

Field activities

Evening presentation

June 29 - Morning presentation (Intro for the day- habitat)

Field activities

Evening presentation

June 30 - Explore Bimini & Dinner out

July 01 - Final presentation and final activity Depart Bimini on charter flight

What to bring?

• Swimsuits (enough for 5 days)

• 5 days worth of clothes

• Mask & Snorkel

• Fins

• Water Shoes (Essential)

• Wetsuit (optional)

• Long sleeved rashguard

• Swim shorts/leggings

• Rain Jacket

• Beach Towel

• Head Torch

• Personal toiletries

• Notepad (optional)

• Dry bag (optional but recommended)

• Waterproof Camera (optional)

• Batteries for electronics

• Reusable water bottle (essential)

• Hat (essential)

• Polarized Sunglasses (essential)

• Bug spray/Baby oil

• Suncream (Zinc based advised)

• Electrolyte powder

• Additional food supplements (Vegan/GF)

PLEASE LIMIT YOUR USE OF SINGLE USE PLASTICS. BIMINI DOES NOT HAVE A RECYCLING FACILITY. 

ready to book or have questions? 

Trip checklist:

Please make sure you have sent the following to outreach@biminisharklab before your

arrival.

We kindly request:

1. Full payment made 45 days before you arrive

2. Completion of Emergency Contact and Insurance Form

3. Email clear proof of your insurance (e.g. insurance card).

4. Email a clear copy of your passport photo page, no later than two weeks prior

to your flight, to office@biminisharklab.com. To get passenger lists approved we

kindly request punctual submissions!

5. Provide us with your flight itinerary (airline, date, time) into Florida.

6. Non US residents please provide VISA/ESTA proof for your entry into the US.

7. Please ensure all medical/Dietry requirments sent to outreach@biminisharklab.com

An Education Collaboration between:

The mission of the BBFS Foundation is to advance our knowledge of the biology of marine animals especially the heavily impacted elasmobranch fish fauna (sharks and rays); to educate future scientists at undergraduate and graduate levels; and to disseminate our research results to advance the field of marine science and conservation biology, as well as raise public perception and awareness of sharks and other marine species.

The goal of Sharks4Kids is to create a new generation of shark advocates through access to a dynamic range of educational materials. Curriculum, games and activities will allow teachers to integrate shark education into their science programs on an introductory, intermediate or advanced level. Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks. Photos and videos from scientists and conservationists bring an exciting element into the classroom and show students the beauty of the ocean.