Andy Thornal Company

A “Gateway to Adventure since 1945”. Their Fly Fishing School and Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Service provide wonderful opportunities for all anglers. Schools and education continue to be a part of the company’s community outreach.

Florida Oceanographic Society

The Coastal Center of the Florida Oceanographic Society (FOS) on Hutchinson Island in Stuart offers a habitat-rich site that enlightens all ages about the ocean, barrier island, and estuarine wetland systems. Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education and research. Daily scheduled events for our visitors include a Stingray Touchtank Feeding Program, Guided Nature Trail, Sea Turtle Program, and Gamefish Lagoon Feeding Program.

Cedar Point Environmental Park

Cedar Point Environmental Park is a 115-acre Charlotte County Park that borders Ainger Creek, Oyster Creek and Lemon Bay, with three trails leading directly to Lemon Bay. The park has provided a home for nesting American bald eagles since at least 1999, and is home to an observation hive of honey bees. The honey is for sale at the Visitors Center. You will find the Sea Shell Display, "Touch Table" and plenty of free maps and educational literature. The Visitors Center is free and open to the public.

Trinity Sportsman Ministry

Our mission: To share the message of Jesus Christ by providing a quality outdoor experience such as hunting and fishing while bringing children and families together within Christ centered settings.

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center “CHEC,” a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, founded in 1987, has been providing environmental education, recreation, environmental research, and conservation lands management services to the citizens and visitors of the greater Charlotte Harbor area. The Center provides over 20 different educational programs, manages 8 environmentally sensitive lands and provides over 8 miles of hiking trail and other recreational opportunities to the community.

Mote Marine Laboratory

MOTE is a nonprofit organization. Striving to be a place “where one can learn about the sea”, dedicated to the advancement of marine and educational sciences through scientific research, education, and public outreach, leading to new discoveries, revitalization and sustainability of our oceans and greater public understanding of our marine resources.

Pigeon Key Foundation

The Pigeon Key Foundation is dedicated to preserving the cultural history of the Florida Keys by promoting its healthy future through education, history and research. To learn more about the world-renowned education programs for students of all ages, daily guided historical tours of Pigeon Key, the original Henry Flagler work camp for the Overseas Railway and much more, please visit their website.


City of Hollywood

Associated Agency: 
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

The City of Hollywood provides and promotes well maintained quality parks, programs and events that are fun, innovative, enriching, environmentally sound and responsive to a diverse community in a fiscally responsible manner. Recreation and open space lands located within the City of Hollywood offer a diverse range of facilities, activities and amenities. The City of Hollywood maintains approximately 785 acres of park and open space.


Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Associated Agency: 
Collier County Sea Grant

Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America.

An amazing world exists within the 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters of Rookery Bay. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve.

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Associated Agency: 
Pinellas County


The Weedon Island Preserve consists of a variety of picturesque views and activities to discover as an entire family. With over four miles of paddling trails and 6,600 feet of ADA accessible boardwalk, which includes three separate observation platforms, anyone can get away from their urban environment within minutes from St. Petersburg and Tampa. The education center, fishing pier and kayaking opportunities create a full day’s worth of activities to enjoy the Florida outdoors.