Marine Biology

Dates: Spring 2023

COST: TBA (airfare to and from Miami Airport not included)
AGES: 14 and up
WHERE: Florida Keys

2022 Registration is closed, sign up to the waitlist to get information on Marine Biology 2023.

Experience life as a Marine Biologist and earn credit*!

For 35 years Michael and Denise Lane have taken students down to the Florida Keys to experience life as marine biologist researchers and deepen their relationship with God. This will be their first time running it with E4F. High school students can even earn credits*!

This course is a hands-on approach to Marine Biology under the beautiful sunshine of Florida. Every day will be spent visiting different habitats, collecting specimens, classifying those specimens, and engaging lectures. All work is done in a small group setting. This class is a lot of fun and a lot of work!

*See Terms and Conditions

Space is limited! Get your application in early to be considered!

Already went on the Marine Biology trip? No problem! Come back as a research student!

After completing the Marine Biology course, you are eligible to return as a Research Student. Michael will help you come up with a project and provide you with the necessary materials to conduct your research onsite.


Most questions can be answered by viewing the Marine Biology Terms & Conditions.

When is the trip? Thursday April 14th to Saturday April 23rd, 2022.

How do I get there? We will all meet at Miami Airport on Thursday April 14th and leave as a group on a bus by 2:00 PM. You are responsible for booking your flights to and from Miami Airport. Plan to arrive before 2:00 PM. Students will be notified of staff and instructor flight information if they wish to travel together. Transportation from the airport is covered by the Program Fees.

How do I get home? We will bus everyone to Miami Airport by 2:00 PM on April 23rd. Do not schedule your departure flight until after 2:00 PM. Transport to the airport is included in the Program Fees.

What are the fees? The Program fees cover all activity fees, boat rides, meals on site, housing, transportation, an official t-shirt, and all instructional material. The final meal at a seafood restaurant is not included in the program fees (we suggest you budget $15-$30 but it will be up to you to decide how much you would like to eat). An optional official sweatshirt can be purchased separately. There will also be an opportunity to shop for souvenirs. You will also need to pack your own snorkel gear and swim suits. No rental equipment will be available.

What should I pack? A packing list will be sent to all students who have been accepted. You will need to bring your own snorkel gear, swim gear and other travel necessities. Don’t forget sunscreen!

What is your refund policy? If you are accepted and choose not to attend before March 31st, you will be eligible for a partial refund as determined by our registration staff as funds are already invested in the trip. The program deposit is not refundable. Cancellations made after March 31st will have severely limited refund amounts as funds are invested in the trip and your activities, room, and board reservations have been settled. If you must cancel after March 31st we recommend you find someone to fill your spot.