The Nation's Premier Environmental Education Program

Palm Harbor, Florida

NCI’s Marine site is on the Gulf of Mexico in Palm Harbor, Florida, perfectly located less than an hour from Tampa. Nestled in its own pocked of serene wildlife, the facility offers a true Marine environment waiting to be explored. Wilderness trails, salt-water beaches and Mangroves provide a comprehensive learning experience for all.


With 12 climate-controlled cabins on stilts, each housing 16 students, there is ample space for everyone to settle in while staying just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. A Marine lab can be found along the mangrove trails as well as a large dining hall and communal area. The facility is surrounded by protected lands and has a two-gate entry system. Just of shore is a private island begging to be explored.