Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is on a mission to "Connect People with the Living
Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 1,500 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Native Florida Wildlife Center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa. The Zoo also features rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits designed to give you a WILD experience.
The City of Pensacola Neighborhood Resources Department offers a
wide variety of classes and programs throughout the year. Program times
vary and are offered seven days a week. Programs are divided into four
groups: Youth, Youth Camps, Adult, and Senior. Regardless of age we have
something for you!
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park provides resource-based
recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and
cultural resources. The park has something for every nature enthusiast;
including self-guided interpretive trails, guided tours, wildlife
discovery, fishing and so much more.
Winter Haven, Florida is a unique, Premier City. It has countless recreational, social and special events. The City recognizes the importance of a high quality of life to Winter Haven residents and visitors. The City strives to ensure outdoor activities for all ages and walks of life. Winter Haven has numerous nature parks, boat ramps, fishing docks and walking trails throughout the city.
The City of Haines City Parks Leisure Services Department's recreation programs are as diverse as its users. They encourage participants to challenge themselves, build confidence, connect with others, and develop new skills and hobbies that provide continued enjoyment.
Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine
flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring
and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and
open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park
also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing
in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.
The Hardee County Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park is dedicated to caring for rescued and rehabiltated animals. The vast majority of animals living at the Refuge are native to Florida. The staff are responsible for providing the animals with the best care possible. Each animal is treated to a proper diet and the best enviroment possible. Please join us for a tour of the facility on the elevated boardwalk.
The Loxahatchee River Environmental Center 'River Center' opened August
23, 2008. The beautiful aquariums trace the Loxahatchee River from its
headwaters in Palm Beach County through the cypress-dominated floodplain
in the Wild & Scenic segment, past the sand bar, and finally out to the
coral reefs through Jupiter Inlet. Explore the history of the watershed,
its majestic environmental value, the modifications and problems
associated with ever-increasing human population and development, and
programs and projects underway to help preserve and restore this valuable
and unique system.