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.
Archbold Biological Station is a research, conservation, and education non-profit based in the headwaters of the Everglades. Our education programs focus on exploring nature, learning about science careers, and fostering a sense of place. Some educational outreach includes: Florida scrub field trips, summer camps, ranch eco-tours, classroom visits, public events, science fair judging, and tabling festivals. Archbold is also a longtime member of the League of Environmental Educators of Florida.
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.
A.D. Barnes Park is a 65-acre park nestled in the heart of one of Miami's busiest areas. The park is home to The Sense of Wonder Nature Center set within one of the few remaining Pine Rocklands in Miami-Dade County. As a result, the 8.5-acre Nature Center has become an oasis for migrating birds and, according to the National Audubon Society, is one of the best places to see birds in Miami. This park is listed as a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail.
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 Nassau County 4-H Youth Development program create supportive environments for diverse youth to reach their fullest potential. Through hands-on activities, Nassau County 4-H provides youth the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop life skills that will lead them to be responsible citizens. 4-H focuses on many program areas including environmental science, agricultural, leadership, S.T.E.M., and community service.
The Y is a cause-driven charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We make sure that everyone, no matter their age, gender, race or ability, is welcomed as part of the YMCA family. Our summer camps encourage an outdoor
experiences from fishing to archery.
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.