Nathan Benderson Park

Located in Sarasota, FL, Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) is a unique 600-acre community park that includes North America's premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and a regatta center. One of a handful of sites in the United Stated identified as having all of the natural attributes that make up a world-class rowing and recreational facility, Nathan Benderson Park began hosting organized regatta competitions in 2009.

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

Crane Point / Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust, Inc. The Trust is a 501(c)3 Non Profit whose Mission is to Promote Environmental Stewardship and the Heritage of the Florida Keys. Crane Point is a 64 Acre ecological and cultural Treasure in the heart of the Florida Keys with many nature trails that leads You to the Gulf of Mexico. The trails offer a view of the Keys in the Days of the Indian and Bahamian Settlers and preserves one of the last thatch palm hammocks containing rare and endangered species.

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Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is a regional land trust that saves land forever, working to protect the character, natural integrity and biodiversity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida's Gulf Coast. We partner with landowners, donors, and local government to meet our four priorities: conserving habitat, protecting shoreline and water access, connecting lands, and providing recreational access.

Tradewinds Park and Stables

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation

At roughly 625 acres, Tradewinds Park & Stables is one of Broward County's largest and most diverse parks. Tradewinds Park was acquired in 1974 from Margueritte C. McLean, whose family used the property for breeding and raising thoroughbred horses. The north side of the park is a rural farm setting with livestock and horses and includes educational farm tours, trail rides, pony rides, horse and junior farmers camps, a farmhouse museum, and model steam train rides. Tradewinds Educational Farm was developed to reflect the history of agricultural activities in Broward County.

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Historic Spanish Point Museum

Associated Agency: 
Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc.

Historic Spanish Point is a 30-acre outdoor history museum nestled on Little Sarasota Bay. Featuring prehistoric middens, pioneer homesteads, and the lush gardens of Mrs. Bertha Palmer, we are dedicated to the preservation of over 5,000 years of history and nature. Historic Spanish Point offers Summer Adventure Camps that allow children to get outdoors and into nature. Campers learn about wildlife, art, science, outdoor survival skills and traditional outdoor sports while having fun!

Omni Amelia Island Resort

Discover the natural wonders Amelia Island has to offer at Omni Amelia Island Resort. The resort provides family-friendly tours, a retail shop and animal experiences, all on the expansive 1350 acres of Omni Amelia Island Resort. Join in a stroll through a maritime forest and discover the species that call the forest home. Catch a glimpse of a painted bunting or great blue heron on a kayak tour, assist in sea turtle recovery with an on-property naturalist, and more.

Huguenot Memorial Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Jacksonville

Huguenot Memorial Park is managed by the City of Jacksonville and is a hotspot for both recreation and wildlife. Huguenot is the only drive on beach in Duval County, is Northeast Florida's premier windsurfing spot, and is one of Jacksonville's best-known surfing locations. It also boasts one of the largest Royal Tern and Laughing Gull nesting colonies on the east coast, with nesting in smaller numbers from shorebirds and sea turtles. The park is a peninsula bordered by the Fort George River, St.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Associated Agency: 
National Park Services

Big Cypress National Preserve is 729,000 acres of swampland in south Florida. A unit of the National Park Service located in Eastern Collier County, it is part of the Everglades ecosystem and a critical watershed for the Ten Thousand Islands area to the southwest. It is a diverse wild area of cypress swamps, prairies, pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and is home to a variety of wildlife including the endangered Florida Panther. Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, canoeing, hiking and biking are just some of the activities available during the winter months in the swamp.

Oscar Scherer State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/ Florida State

Oscar Scherer State Park is a 1400 acre park featuring Florida's rare, scrubby flatwoods and the endangered Florida Scrub Jay. We offer year-round youth programming for both individuals and groups. We lead hikes and Junior Ranger programs, tram tours and field trips. Come hike our trails or hop in a canoe or kayak and explore the brackish waters of South Creek. With a strong emphasis on interpreting and preserving our natural resources, we do our best to accommodate any request for an educational opportunity. Explore the real Florida with us today!

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