The mission of Pinellas Academy of Math and Science is to provide students with a well-rounded elementary and middle-school education, through a challenging program, focused on mathematics and science using innovative, reform-based instructional methods in a stimulating and nurturing environment that fosters maximum student achievement.
Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach delivered reliable electricity to the community for 16 years before the commercial operation of Big Bend Unit 4 in 1986. That year, people started seeing manatees in large numbers in the power station's discharge canal, where saltwater – taken from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4 – flowed, clean and warm, back to the bay. When Tampa Bay reached 68 degrees or colder, the mammals would seek out this new refuge. The Manatee Viewing Center was soon born.
The Masonic Park & Youth Camp offers a level of learning and exploring to guests of every age. Whether hiking on a trail, kayaking on the Little Manatee River, fishing on Lake Dot, or horseback riding, you and your family will learn as much about nature as you do yourselves.
Fostering the artisitic genius of John J Audubon, the passion for environmental purity of Rachel Carson, and the committed activism of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Learning Gate Community School has designed a fresh approach to education.
Located in a country setting using brain based instruction, Learning Gate Community School is developing as a school committed to the ecology and the environment while maintaining the comfort of an old one room school house.
The Tampa Bay History Center is more than a mere repository for historical facts. Functioning as a liaison between the past and the present, the museum honors our community’s character and heritage, stirring the spirit of adventure found in all its visitors with the generations of stories it has to tell.
Pathfinder’s primary objective is to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility through activity-based learning. We provide programs for youth and adults with an emphasis on community. Our programs offer new insights in greater problem-solving, healthy decision-making, and responsibility for themselves and others. Working together to identify and achieve common goals, participants gain new skills in resolving conflicts and effective collaboration while developing leadership skills and enhancing communication.
Crystal Springs Preserve is a 525-acre sanctuary devoted to environmental education and dedicated to the preservation of Florida's natural environment. Crystal Springs Preserve features a wealth of wilderness experiences for visitors. Featured within the preserve is Crystal Springs, a Magnitude 2 Spring System, discharging 30 million gallons of water per day. The Preserve's focus is on instilling an appreciation for Florida's diverse habitats is evident in our unique environmental education programs.
The 10-acre park in northern Pinellas County is adjacent to a wildlife and environmental preserve and features picnic shelters, restrooms, a boardwalk and paths through wooded nature areas. A 10,000-square-foot indoor recreation center hosts a variety of sports, recreational and leisure activities in its gymnasium/multipurpose room and other rooms.
Located at the north end of Upper Tampa Bay, the preserve encompasses a wide diversity of upland and coastal plant communities. The 396-acre preserve is managed through an interlocal agreement with the city of Oldsmar, which is responsible for the management of two recreational areas.