CERF 2019 Field Trips

Get to Know the City of Mobile

At CERF 2019, attendees will be able to choose from seven exciting field trips, each offering a chance to experience the culture, history, and incredible natural resources found in Mobile, Alabama, and nearby communities on the Gulf of Mexico coast.

All field trips will take place on Sunday, 3 November. See below for times and pricing details.

City of Six Flags: Mardi Gras Museum and Architectural History Tour
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
$45 per ticket

On the City of Six Flags trip, learn about the diverse cultures that have influenced the port city of Mobile since it was founded in 1702. Take a tour of Mobile’s Carnival Museum and hear why Mobile is the true birthplace of Mardi Gras.

Forgotten History: African American Heritage Trail and Museum of Mobile
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$55 per ticket

On the Forgotten History field trip, attendees will journey along the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail to experience the struggles and triumphs steeped in Mobile’s African-American culture. A stop at the History Museum of Mobile will further reveal the city’s fascinating and lesser known history, from its first Native American inhabitants through the modern era.

America's Amazon: 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center & Delta Safari
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
$65 per ticket

Take a short trip outside the city to the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center and experience the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, nicknamed America’s Amazon. Attendees will take an unforgettable boat safari through the delta, which boasts some of the highest plant and animal biodiversity in the world.

For the Birds: Coastal Nature and Birding Tour of Grand Bay NERR
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$60 per ticket

Experience more natural wonders with a trip that’s “for the birds” and travel to the nearby Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), just across the state line in Mississippi. NERR staff will take attendees on a one-of-a-kind boating and walking tour to observe some of the reserve’s 250 known bird species and learn more about the unique habitats and heritage of Grand Bay.

Island Time: Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Historic Fort Gaines
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM
$40 per ticket

Transition to “Island Time” on a trip to Dauphin Island where attendees will tour the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama’s center for marine science research and education. Learn more about Dauphin Island’s history at Fort Gaines, which has guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years.

Farm-to-Table Oyster Aquaculture
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
$65 per ticket

Attendees can follow oysters “from farm to table” as they take an in-depth look at the seafood industry in Bayou La Batre, the “Seafood Capital of Alabama.” This unique trip will highlight Alabama’s growing oyster-farming ventures and, of course, include a tasting of locally grown oysters.

By Land and By Sea: Historic USS Alabama and Battleship Memorial Park
9:30 AM – 2:15 PM
$50 per ticket

No trip to Mobile would be complete without a trip to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, where you can explore Mobile’s ties to military history By Land and By Sea. “The Mighty A” rests at the center of an extensive memorial park dedicated to Alabama’s veterans.  Explore the ship, learn about its wartime history and the lives of the 2,500 service men who lived on board. Also visit the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, the USS Drum submarine and more!.