The 8.75 acre Institute for Conservation Research and Learning serves as the temporary living quarters for visiting students, researchers and academics. The Institute includes more than seven acres of pristine native tropical hardwood hammock and is maintained under an Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) covenant. A 10,500 square foot energy efficient custom home built in 1982 offers dorm style living, with shared living quarters and full kitchen. The Institute is conveniently located less than a half mile from the Deering Estate’s Main Gate, about a 10 minute walk, and is easily accessible by bike. Everglades National Park is a 40 minute drive and Biscayne National Park is a 30minute drive from the Institute for Conservation and Learning. To request availability and more information of the Institute for Conservation Research and Learning please contact Vanessa Trujillo.