On this educational field trip to Crystal River students will experience a unique habitat that provides shelter and a food source for West Indian manatees. Crystal River is a warm water refuge for over 25% of the nation’s threatened Florida manatee population. Students will snorkel in the natural clear spring water as these “gentle giants” swim playfully all around them. Naturalist will teach the students about this unique ecosystem and what can be done to preserve the habitat for these amazing animals. On this school trip to Crystal River students will also learn about the watershed system of Kings Bay by studying the Brooksville Caves. Students will take a guided tour of these amazing caves while studying the four cave zones.