Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center (JBYCC) is located just outside Tallahassee, in the midst of the Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area. JBYCC staff provides students the opportunity to learn about aquatic ecology in a natural, outdoors setting. Our aquatic education programs are designed to give students a chance to experience aquatic habitats first-hand, and enhance their appreciation of proper environmental management. Students participate in aquatic programs, ranging from studying pond life to wetland surveys that are selected to complement their classroom learning. Students are provided with equipment and supervised instruction while they enjoy fishing in JBYCC's well-stocked 15-acre pond. The staff offers hands-on aquatic activities and can structure programs to fit teacher's needs. JBYCC is open to school groups Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
JBYCC also offers an archery complex with olympic style and 3-D targets; kayaking, canoeing, and jon boat activities; and, many miles of scenic nature trails for both hiking and horseback riding. Weekend programs and special events can be scheduled by calling JBYCC at (850) 933-4322.