EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO FLORIDA

MIGRANT CHILDREN COMPASSION PROJECT

[TRIP LENGTH: 5 DAYS]

Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs.

On this Appleseed Expeditions’ educational trip to Florida, students will learn about the Spanish culture, while experiencing  endemic coastal ecosystems. South Florida is made up of three wildly diverse ecological regions that bare little resemblance to each other: Homestead the agriculture capital of Florida, the Everglades a subtropical wilderness full of wildlife, and the Keys that contain the third largest barrier reef in the world.  The South Florida alternative break trips incorporate a variety of service projects designed to help students develop leadership skills through their personal passions and strengths. The beauty of southern Florida is the perfect backdrop for service and preservation. The students will have the chance to mentor impoverished migrant worker children in Homestead, FL. This not only touches a community in need, but allows the students to understand how they can use their education to impact communities around them.stice and promote global conservation.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Florida City, FL

After your arrival in Florida City, FL, your group will get to tour the community they will be serving over the next three days. Also stop by the famous “Robert is Here” fruit and produce stand. Don’t bet on leaving empty handed as the fresh fruit, produce, and homemade fruit milkshakes are mighty tempting! Your group will then head to check into its accommodations, eat dinner, and have a program introduction before calling it a night.

Day 2 – 4 Mentoring Migrant Children

The group will head to the local RCMA (Redlands Christian Migrant Association) Center. The students will participate in mentoring programs, through game activities, for the children. Most of these children come from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Spend these three days helping with painting, light construction, leading music programs, and helping with a variety of projects that help these impoverished children.

Day 5 – Everglades Airboat Ride

Following breakfast, you will head out to the Everglades National Park for an airboat ride where you will see vast bio-diverse wildlife like softshell turtles, otters, alligators, and a variety of birds.  Your local naturalist will discuss this unique habitat and its influence on the Florida Keys coral reef. From here the group will head home.

Add a Day and Snorkel or Kayak in the Florida Keys.

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Use your Spanish while mentoring children of migrant workers
  • Kayak the Back Country looking for juvenile sharks, and barracuda
  • Lead arts and crafts projects while mentoring migrant children
  • Take in an Everglades airboat adventure

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.