Natural Science Education – Where Science Comes Alive

School Programs: 1st – 12th grades

MacArthur Beach State Park provides wonderful outdoor learning experiences, in an environment that exists nowhere else in Palm Beach County.

Our programs meet the Next Generation Science Standards and the Florida Standards for grades 1 through 12; each program combines exploration of the area, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Our goal is to instill an understanding of and appreciation for coastal southeast Florida’s plant and animal communities, water sources and resources.

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Provided free of charge to Palm Beach County students, funding provided by
Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Inc.
Partners Include:
Quantum Foundation, FPL, Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation,
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties,
Comerica Bank, Palm Beach County,
Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Sharkey Family Foundation, Inc.,
School District of Palm Beach County, and the Trim Family.

Natural Science Education Programs Brochure
More information about our first to twelfth grade Program >>

MacArthur Beach Explorations Blog

View bi-weekly updates about what is happening at MacArthur Beach by logging  onto>> .

Watch the blog for dates, times and how to log on to live monthly Vodcast presentations on Park topics such as Beach and Dune Dynamics, Invasive Species, Manatees, Life Along the Mangroves, Birds, and Sea Turtles.

Natural Science Education Training

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park provides in-service opportunities for teachers throughout the year; these activities meet the Florida Next Generation Standards and provide for in-service points. All workshops are free of charge.

Workshop Schedule:

10/21/16 Project WILD & Aquatic WILD: two interdisciplinary programs emphasizing wildlife.
12/23/16 Flying WILD: an environmental education program emphasizing migratory birds and Schoolyard Wildlife Activity Guide: activities focus on key ecological concepts utilizing the schoolyard or back yard.
2/20/17 Project Learning Tree: an interdisciplinary program emphasizing plants.
3/17/17 Project Wild & Aquatic WILD: an interdisciplinary program emphasizing wildlife.

To register, please download NSET Flyer_Registration form_ 2016_2017