(May 27, 2015) --

Have an eco-adventure that will delight the whole family at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. These hands-on field experiences offer family fun and environmental education as you explore the salt marshes, beaches and forest of the barrier island. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

You'll get your hands dirty and your feet wet, but you'll love the whole experience as our award-winning educators guide you through the different fascinating habitats of Dauphin Island. Participants will immerse themselves in the field and use a variety of instruments (provided) to examine the plants and animals of the Gulf Coast.

Cost is $12 per person. Children 18 and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Excursions will depart from the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab at 9:45am and return at 12:15pm on excursion days. Admission to the Estuarium is not included in the excursion cost.

Dates for the Salt Marsh Excursions are: June 10; July 2; July 22 and July 30. Dates for the Beach, Dune and Forest Excursions are June 4; June 18; June 23; and July 14

Call (251) 861-2141 x7545 or email summerexcursions@disl.org. Visit http://www.disl.org/estuarium/adventures-tours-and-talks/ for more information on each excursion and what to bring. All dates are subject to change, based on participation and weather.

Photo: Examining creatures that live in the Dauphin Island Salt Marsh during a Summer Excursion.