The mission of the Marine Science Center is to create innovative and inspiring marine education experiences which empower the lives of our students and guests. We also use advanced training and professional partnerships to provide outstanding rehabilitation of sea turtles, seabirds, and contribute to the emerging field of conservation medicine.
The Verdi EcoSchool educates children for an entrepreneurial future through an immersive, hands-on learning environment steeped in nature, sustainability, science and the arts. Our student led philosophy will inspire and empower the next generation of creative leaders and innovative thinkers. Students of all abilities will flourish in a multi-age, dual language learning environment where sustainable agriculture and gardening are the conduit for the collection of meaningful knowledge.
Miami Waterkeeper's mission is to defend, protect, and preserve South Florida's watershed through citizen engagement and community action rooted in sound science and research. We work to ensure swimmable, drinkable and fishable water for all. Through our efforts, we hope to maintain a clean and vibrant watershed, resilient South Florida, and coastal culture for generations to come. We have become a leading advocate for the Biscayne Bay and a powerful voice for clean water and sustainable development.
At Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center we provide persons with intellectual and physical challenges equal access to community-based recreational, leisure, and cultural activities and to enhance their quality of life and inspire confidence, build self-esteem and foster independence.
Greynolds Park was officially dedicated in 1936 and saw great popularity almost immediately. As time went on, the park received multitudes of additions including a new Boathouse (1939), several unique picnic shelters (1939), and a 40-acre 9-hole golf course (1964). In 1983, Greynolds Park was declared a historic site. The park has several walking trails, a playground, picnic shelters and a campground. Greynolds Park and Miami EcoAdventures partner together to offer various nature based programs for the public, school/youth groups and scouts.
The GTM Research Reserve is a collaboration between Florida's Department of Environmental Protection and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Reserve covers74,000 acres of coastal lands in northeast Florida and offers interpretive exhibits, aquariums, classrooms, teaching and working laboratories, an auditorium and an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Guana River Aquatic Preserve. Our Coastal Training Program offers trainings for professionals on issues of concern in our local community including watershed, invasive plants, and much more.
We conduct a mobilized outreach program. We offer classroom instruction at a Church or organization location and then take children to a local park/lake to conduct water activities, hiking, etc. Archery lessons take place at the organization site. It is our desire to provide children with fun outdoor activities that will allow them to unplug, relax, and explore God's Creation.
Lake Griffin State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities in a naturally beautiful setting. The Dead River connects the park to Lake Griffin, which is the eighth largest lake in Florida. Visitors can enjoy boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hiking, and camping. Anglers of all ages will find plenty of largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. In addition, we rent canoes and kayaks and offer guided paddle trips, guided boat tours and we have a family friendly natural trail. For over 10 years the park has host an annual Kid's Fishing Clinic.
The purpose of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is to protect the natural ecology of over 46,000 acres of lands and waters and over 6,000 years of human history along the St. Johns and Nassau Rivers in northeast Florida. We offer a variety of special programs and events for the public throughout the year. These include education programs for schools, volunteer work days, seasonal night hikes, and living history events.
This jewel of a park is a great place to get away for a weekend or a week-long vacation. Picnic facilities and a swimming area are located near the scenic point where the Ochlockonee and Dead Rivers intersect. Ochlockonee, which means "yellow waters," is a mix of brackish, tidal surge, and fresh water. Pristine and deep, the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Trails allow visitors to explore the park and see the diverse wildlife, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, and natural communities such as pine flatwoods and oak thickets. A boat ramp provides easy access to the river.