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Wild Florida Offsite Excursion at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
March 26 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Join MODS for a journey through Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, a 226 square mile refuge dedicated to habitat preservation and animal conservation. Guests will take a hike along the Marsh Trail, habitat to alligators, mammals and a variety of incredible birds. Guests will visit a working 80-acre outdoor living laboratory (LILA) where scientists are testing techniques to help with Everglades restoration. Then, explorers will “dip net” for macroinvertebrates that help with identifying water cleanliness and enjoy a boardwalk tour through a cypress swamp. The excursion is appropriate for all ages but recommended for children 5 years old and older. All children 17 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Attendees must be able to walk long distances (more than a mile) over uneven terrain and must be comfortable around water. 

All guests should bring:

  • A reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Closed-toe shoes

WHEN: March 26 9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • 9:45 a.m.: Guests check in at Marsh Trail parking lot
  • 10 a.m.: Marsh Trail/LILA hike
  • 11 a.m.: Dip netting on Marsh Trail or Pavilion
  • 12 p.m.: Cypress Swamp Boardwalk tour

WHERE: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, Florida 33472

COST:
Museum Member: $15 per person
Non-member: $20 per person
Plus, $10 park entrance fee