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Who We Are

Our Mission: Connecting people to Biscayne National Park through educational and experiential programs which foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the parks natural and cultural resources.

Biscayne National Park Institute is a unique partnership between Biscayne National Park and its official nonprofit partner, Florida National Parks Association. The Institute provides immersive, educational experiences for visitors of Biscayne National Park. These interactive programs teach visitors about the ecosystems and history of the park and its surrounding areas. Proceeds from programs are used to support Biscayne National Park. In its first year, over 15,000 people have participated in Biscayne National Park Institute programs. Be sure to also visit our sister Institutes in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress Preserve.

About the Florida National Parks Association:

Since its inception in 1951, the Florida National Parks Association has provided more than 4.1 million dollars in aid to the National Park Service areas of South Florida.

The Florida National Parks Association operates under Congressional authorities as the official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, and historical and scientific research responsibilities of Biscayne, Dry Tortugas, and Everglades National Parks, and Big Cypress National Preserve.

Executive Director
Jessica Pierce