The Florida Forest Service and specifically the Tate's Hell state forest is located in Franklin County where 80% of the land is public and a large part of the local culture. The staff currently provides outreach to the community through our public use areas which help to instill a conservation ethic and build advocacy with the next generation of Franklin County residents.
The US Forest Service provides the general public with information on land management practices. Osceola National Forest offers many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences, such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, riding horse trails, wildlife viewing and many more. Currently the Osceola National Forest offers several youth opportunities, including the Junior Rangers Program, Youth Conservation Core, and others as they become available.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has a 1640 acre preserve and 3.2 miles of pristine beach front with over 40 imperiled plant and animal species. Topsail Hill is named for its dunes, which rise like ships’ sails over soft sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.Those same white quartz dunes are responsible for a rare coastal ecosystem—freshwater dune lakes—which teem with aquatic wildlife.
Adventure Kayak Florida offers guided kayak tours, kayak camping, instruction, and expeditions in the North Florida area. Our specialty is getting you deep into the backwater creeks and rivers of the Real Florida to fully experience the wild outdoors. Our mission is to develop a strong stewardship ethic within adults and children for conserving America's natural places and wildlife.
Science Eye offers unique, science and environmental educational programs for teachers, home schoolers, camps, organization, clubs, scouts, weekend events and birthdays. Our field and at-your-site program safaris are engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based programs that enable children and adults to explore the world around them, gain new insights and make them aware that science is an exciting part of everything they do. Our goal is to have fun while instilling self-confidence, develop critical thinking skills and to create a positive relationship with the environment.
The Chattahoochee Boys and Girls Club is designed to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need guidance the most to reach their fullest potential. We are developing productive, caring and responsible young men and women. We teach a variety of programs to include SMART, Stride Academy and Music Club. We are striving to incorporate additional outdoor activities to our already established "free play", where kids can just be kids and have fun.
The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is committed to providing its citizens with a wide variety of recreational opportunities supported by our parks, personnel and facilities. Our goal is to deliver superior programs and services which meet the needs of the community in a cost-effective manner.
Our main focus is to provide activities and programs for youth and adults to lead a healthy, active and safe lifestyle.
Bordering the populous Miami - Dade County on the Atlantic Coast, the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves manage approximately 69,000 acres of natural resources. The public can explore this unique estuary with marine biologists through hands-on experiences i.e. wading, boat tours, kayak tours, and Bayologist Camp. Home to the occasional bottlenose dolphin, manatee, sea turtle, seahorse, and osprey.
The Calhoun County 4-H Extension Service provides research-based educational programs in the program areas of agriculture, horticulture, family consumer sciences and 4-H youth development. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Through 4-H, youth are leading a Revolution of Responsibility - a movement for positive change in every community in Calhoun County, Florida.