Oxbow Eco-Center

The Oxbow Eco-Center is an environmental learning center located on a 225-acre preserve on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River and is where young and old alike can discover the mysterious and hidden life of the forest and river. The preserve at the "Oxbow" is a living laboratory, offering year-round educational programs on a variety of nature-related subjects. At the Oxbow, you can join a naturalist on a guided walk through quiet gardens planted and nurtured by Mother Nature herself, or journey on your own through the verdant and wild sanctuary.

Manatee Springs State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Our mission is provide resource based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring cultural and natural resources. Manatee Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located six miles west of Chiefland on SR 320, off US 19. Manatee Spring is a first magnitude spring that flows directly into the Suwannee River by way of a short run. Present also are swamps and hardwood wetlands along the Suwannee, along with many sinkhole ponds, including one with a cave 90 feet below the ground that connects to a popular divers' destination known as the catfish hotel.

Groundwork Jacksonville

Associated Agency: 
Groundwork USA

Groundwork Jacksonville's mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, business and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Our Green Team Youth Corps include the following programs. Summer Apprenticeship: Twenty neighborhood teens, 10 weeks part-time work focusing on conservation, hands-on projects in national parks and neighborhood green spaces.

Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center

Associated Agency: 
Lee County Parks and Recreation

Our mission is to provide safe, clean and functional Parks & Recreation facilities. To provide programs and services that add to the quality of life for all Lee County residents and visitors. To enhance tourism through special events and attractions. We are committed to fulfilling this mission through visionary leadership, individual dedication and the trustworthy use of available resources.

Gugliotti Environmental and Conservation Education Services

Gugliotti Environmental and Conservation Services – Nature Teach is a Florida-focused organization that specializes in connecting children and families to Florida’s great outdoors through education and hands-on experiences.

Services include: On or off site Field Trips, Hands-on Programs for all Ages, Youth Camp Experiences, Family Outdoor Recreation Clinics, Environmental and Conservation Curriculum, Teacher and Youth Group Leader Training, Environmental and Conservation Events, and Fundraising Activities, Events, and Resources.

Trout Creek Park

Associated Agency: 
St. Johns County Recreation & Parks Department

The St. Johns County Recreation & Parks Department is committed to a thriving local park system, the opportunity for our residents and visitors to enjoy healthy, active lifestyles, and the preservation of the natural beauty of our environment. Explore the many ways Recreation and Parks is making our community happier and healthier by providing a place where it all comes together, an appreciation of history, and a respect for nature.

Horseshoe Lake Park

Associated Agency: 
Marion County Board of County Commissioners Parks and Recreation

Horseshoe Lake Park provides outdoor and resource-based recreation programs that enhance the quality of life for residents. Recreation and play are important for healthy lifestyle, and we utilize natural resources to help build stronger families. While recreational activities are fun it is important to note that they provide life lessons that build success and happiness among youth and adults.

Riverbend Park

Associated Agency: 
Palm Beach County Department of Parks and Recreation
Riverbend provides a variety of hiking, biking, wading, canoeing and wildlife watching programs for private, public and school groups offering a closer look at the environmental and historical aspects of Riverbend. School programs are tailored to meet grade curriculum objectives. Fun special events for the public are offered throughout the year and summer camp programs are available in the summer. Visit the website for more details on each program, including dates, costs and reservations.

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