Canaveral National Seashore

Associated Agency: 
National Parks Service

Canaveral National Seashore, part of the National Park Service, is located on the Atlantic coast of central Florida and is comprised of nearly 58,000 acres of natural barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters. With 24 miles of pristine beach, it is prime habitat for many threatened and endangered species providing nesting beaches for several thousand protected marine turtles. The Park Rangers at Canaveral offer numerous environmental and conservation related programs to the public, and in summer of 2021, they began their new Jr.

Tuscawilla Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Ocala

Tuscawilla Park is a public access park in Ocala and shares property with the neighboring City of Ocala facilities the Reilly Arts Center and the Discovery Center. Anglers can partake in shoreline and/or pier fishing in any of the three bodies of water located within the park, which inhabit many Florida native freshwater fish species. Paved walking trails to the fishing pier provide wheelchair and motorized chair access to the water as well.

Heritage Nature Conservancy

Associated Agency: 
City of Ocala

Heritage Nature Conservancy is the home of the City of Ocala's bat and owl program, where rangers frequently educate the public about our resident Barred Owls and Mexican free-tailed bat population. Heritage Nature Conservancy, locally referred to as HNC, contains one of the few bat houses located within the city limits of Ocala, and hosts an estimated population of over 10,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. Additional wildlife education programs offered at HNC include frog, lizard, and animal tracking.

The Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Learning Center's (ELC) mission is to educate, inspire, and empower all people to be active stewards of the environmental and their own well-being. Since its inception, the ELC has served over 1.5 million people and provides over 530 programs annually, each designed to help people connect with, protect, and preserve local natural resources and wild spaces.

Museum of Science and History

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The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. The Florida Naturalist’s Center within MOSH focuses on the urban wildlife of the Northeast Florida region, along with environmental and wildlife conservation, citizen science projects, and providing hands-on experiences for guests. Our Teen Internship for the Florida Naturalist’s Center provides training in animal husbandry, research skills, and public speaking. Teens work closely with our Living Collection and the Hixon Native Plant Courtyard.

Carver Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Eustis Parks and Recreation

Carver Park is located in Lake County, under the management of the City of Eustis Parks and Recreation Department. With sport fields, a playground, picnic facilities, and a lake on property, Carver Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the community at a low cost. We have the distinct pleasure of serving a very diverse population in Eustis, and given the park's location in our low-income area, it is ideal for our aftercare programs as well as summer camp and various sport programs.

Girl Scouts of Citrus - Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center

Associated Agency: 
Girl Scouts of Citrus

Following the Girl Scout tradition, the Girl Scouts of Citrus build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We are the leading organization for girls in Central Florida, and their growth is our goal! Our Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center is a 250-acre site in Chuluota, that was purchased in 1970. It's name, Mah-Kah-Wee meaning "Earth Maiden," was the result of a troop contest and was dedicated in 1971. At this beautiful outdoor oasis, Girl Scouts and families alike can engage in archery, swimming, paddle sports, camping, hiking and much more!

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

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The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum's mission is to discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of our nation's oldest port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse. Since maritime traditions existed historically in St. Augustine and at the Lighthouse, we include marine based activities such as fishing and kayaking in our programming, which are great experiential learning methods that give links to the past.

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