Local Residents and Visitors

Emerald & Forgotten Coast Adventures (E&FCA) offers visitors and residents a chance to participate in field trips focused on the marine ecosystems that surround us.  Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to couple memorable field experiences with education to inspire stewardship and conservation of our coastal marine environment.

You will have the chance to see, feel, touch, and experience the uniqueness of the local history and marine ecology of the Florida panhandle and Gulf of Mexico.  Choose one of the adventures listed below and you will see the types of activities you can participate in to learn more about these environments.  By contributing to our non-profit when you sign up for one of our adventures, you help support local science school teachers who may very well help lead these field trips as well as supporting the adventures of school children across the panhandle to participate in this program.


salt marsh

Join this adventure to explore the role salt marshes play in the ecology of St. Andrew’s or Choctawhatchee Bays.

coastal dune lake

Did you know Coastal Dune Lakes are found only in this part of Florida and New Zealand?  Come on an adventure to explore the unique ecology of these lakes and compare with the adjacent Gulf of Mexico.

Estuarine Bays

This adventure will explore one of more habitats within St. Andrew’s or Choctawhatchee Bays (seagrass beds, oyster reefs).

How to Book

Choose your field adventure! Pick your date below on the calendar and register online! You can also call 850-508-7306 Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM to have your questions answered and book your trip. Student’s costs will be covered by Grants and donations, but we will need a firm headcount for each trip. For Field Adventures for the Community (residents and visitors), donations will be required to cover the costs of staff and equipment use and to support E&FCA’s efforts during the school year. The costs will be calculated on a per person basis during booking. Your donations will help science teachers hone their skills during the summer by leading adventures and will help bring more kids into the field during the school year! We much appreciate your contributions!

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