Volunteer - If you would like to teach in these programs or help behind the scenes, please see the Volunteer page.
Day at the Whitney Preparation & Resources
Getting to the Whitney Lab
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Whitney Lab offer behind-the-scenes tours?
Yes, for Sea Turtle Hospital tours click here. If your organization is interested in touring the lab and learning more about what we do email email@example.com.
How do I pay for the program?
Checks and credit cards are accepted.
If you wish to pay by credit card please contact the Administration Office between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday - (904) 461-4000
Please make your check out to the University of Florida.
Bring your check when you come or mail to:
The Whitney Lab Education Dept.
Attn: Amy Biedenbach
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Who can sign up for field trips?
Field trips are open to all public and private schools and home school groups.
Our group is larger than the maximum number of students, what should we do?
You will need to split your group into two classes on two separate dates.
What is the field trip cancellation policy?
At this time we do not have a cancellation fee but we ask for a three week notice.
How will I know if I'm confirmed?
Upon scheduling you will receive a teacher letter containing important information about price, what to expect when arriving, etc. Approximately two weeks before your scheduled date you will receive a confirmation email to update the number of students you will be bringing, followed by an invoice for payment.
What if I bring a different number of students than on the invoice?
You will only be charged for the number of students you bring, and your invoice will be adjusted.
Where do we meet our instructor when we arrive at the Whitney Lab?
Look at the Whitney campus map and bring your students into the front door of the two story building marked as the Center for Marine Studies (CMS).
Where do busses park?
Busses are encouraged to park across the street at the River to Sea Preserve public beach parking area just south of the laboratory.
What are our lunch options?
For Day at the Whitney Lab – bring a sack lunch. The students will get a 20 minute lunch break.
How many chaperones may join the students?
The teacher may invite 3 additional chaperones at no cost. If more are needed, please contact the Education Coordinator to make arrangements.
I am a teacher. Do I get in for free?
Yes! Educators are admitted free of charge.
Please feel free to contact us by phone at 904-201-8423 or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org