Canaveral National Seashore, part of the National Park Service, is located on the Atlantic coast of central Florida and is comprised of nearly 58,000 acres of natural barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods, and offshore waters. With 24 miles of pristine beach, it is prime habitat for many threatened and endangered species
providing nesting beaches for several thousand protected marine turtles. The Park Rangers at Canaveral offer numerous environmental and conservation related programs to the public, and in summer of 2021, they began their new Jr.
The Boy Scouts of America strives to instill in young people the principles of integrity, character, responsibility, and leadership – preparing them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
The Environmental Learning Center's (ELC) mission is to educate, inspire, and empower all people to be active stewards of the environmental and their own well-being. Since its inception, the ELC has served over 1.5 million people and provides over 530 programs annually, each designed to help people connect with, protect, and preserve local natural resources and wild spaces.
With 99 parks in Miami Lakes, there is a park within 10 minutes of walking distance from every resident. This allows every Town resident to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the Town's lush and green nature landscaping. At Optimist Park, we have 1/4 mile lighted walking path, 4 baseball fields, one softball field, 2 soccer fields, 2 flag football fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, three picnic pavilions, and three batting cages with lighting.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum's mission is to discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of our nation's oldest port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse. Since maritime traditions existed historically in St. Augustine and at the Lighthouse, we include marine based activities such as fishing and kayaking in our programming, which are great experiential learning methods
that give links to the past.
Reel Blessed is a chapter of Texas-based Fishing's Future. Reel Blessed holds family fish camps at various Florida locations where they teach basic and advanced angling skills! Our curriculum can be taught at schools, community centers, private ponds, lakes, county parks, public piers, or other community areas. We provide all the necessary fishing equipment for families to come and experience the joys of fishing together and catching their first fish.
Gobblers Lodge is a 3D archery range where people of all ages can come to learn the sport, and even hone their bow hunting skills. The 2.5 acre 3D course is located on a 10-acre parcel and is wheelchair accessible/ADA compliant. Gobblers Lodge focuses on providing the community with free events as well as certified archery instruction to youth of local schools, churches, and at risk groups.
New Smyrna Beach Middle School offers a uniquely designed elective class, Outdoor Pursuits, which focuses on the outdoor lifestyle. Through this class, students learn life skills through conservation education and engaging in recreational activities they can remain active in well into their adult years. The students get a nature-connected education with physical outdoor activities, in addition to traditional PE classes. Outdoor Pursuits Class includes units on conservation, wildlife, hiking, fishing, safe boating, mosquito lagoons, archery, orienteering and much more!
In conjunction with St Johns County Parks and Recreation, the Environmental and Habitat Conservation Division is committed to educate the future leaders, decision makers, and members of society about the importance of environmental issues we face today as they relate to tomorrow. St Johns County Environmental Division specifically educates the youth about local coastal environments and conducts various educational programs including Shorebird steward days, kayak trips, after school programs, school presentations, and summer camps.