Guana Totonato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

The GTM Research Reserve is a collaboration between Florida's Department of Environmental Protection and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Reserve covers74,000 acres of coastal lands in northeast Florida and offers interpretive exhibits, aquariums, classrooms, teaching and working laboratories, an auditorium and an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Guana River Aquatic Preserve. Our Coastal Training Program offers trainings for professionals on issues of concern in our local community including watershed, invasive plants, and much more.

Life Sports Fitness, Inc.


Life Sports Fitness is a tax-exempt organization that delivers high quality, fun, educational fitness programs for children. We provide school-age children with out-of-school-time (OST) youth development options in year-round programs teaching life skills and core values via sports, fitness and positive mentorship. We pride ourselves in our ability to teach, motivate and inspire children by unleashing their potential.

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Camp Chowenwaw County Park

Associated Agency: 
Clay County Parks and Recreation Division

Camp Chowenwaw County Park was purchased to conserve rapidly diminishing open space, preserve the property's upland and wetland natural communities, protect and if possible enhance the site's suitability for listed species that have used or could use the habitats, restore and interpret the unique historic resources on the site, and provide educational and recreational opportunities for the public.

North Port YMCA

Associated Agency: 
Charlotte County YMCA Association

At the Y, we don't just teach swimming lessons or coach soccer. We're about youth development: ensuring that the children and teens in our programs reach their full potential by helping them grow - physically, mentally and socially - from young children into engaged, active members of their communities. Here at the Y, our programs are focused on implementing activities that are going to teach youth and enable them to be successful in the real world.

Horseshoe Lake

Associated Agency: 
Marion County Board of County Commissioners Parks and Recreation

Marion County provides outdoor and resource-based recreation programs that enhance the quality of life for residents. Recreation and play are important for healthy lifestyle, and we utilize a number of parks and natural resources to help build stronger families. While recreational activities are fun it is important to note that they provide life lessons that build success and happiness among youth and adults.

Freeport Parks and Recreation

The mission of the Freeport Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of this community by providing passive and active recreational, educational , and cultural programming services for all age groups.

Our community currently supports Dixie Youth Baseball/Softball, recreational basketball and volleyball, soccer, youth football, ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, tennis, municipal pool, ZUMBA, pool aerobics, hiking trails, cycling, and we have an interactive playground.

Riverbend Park

Associated Agency: 
Palm Beach County Department of Parks and Recreation
Riverbend provides a variety of hiking, biking, wading, canoeing and wildlife watching programs for private, public and school groups offering a closer look at the environmental and historical aspects of Riverbend. School programs are tailored to meet grade curriculum objectives. Fun special events for the public are offered throughout the year and summer camp programs are available in the summer. Visit the website for more details on each program, including dates, costs and reservations.
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Florida Keys Community College

Florida Keys Community College is an open-access, educational institution dedicated to serving the intellectual, diverse, cultural, and occupational needs of the Florida Keys as well as the global community. The college is committed to student-centric academic programs and services, workforce development, continuing education diverse partnerships, electronically delivered instruction, and sustainable practices that prepare students for personal success and responsible citizenship.

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