The mission of the Marine Science Center is to create innovative and inspiring marine education experiences which empower the lives of our students and guests. We also use advanced training and professional partnerships to provide outstanding rehabilitation of sea turtles, seabirds, and contribute to the emerging field of conservation medicine.
Archbold Biological Station is a research, conservation, and education non-profit based in the headwaters of the Everglades. Our education programs focus on exploring nature, learning about science careers, and fostering a sense of place. Some educational outreach includes: Florida scrub field trips, summer camps, ranch eco-tours, classroom visits, public events, science fair judging, and tabling festivals. Archbold is also a longtime member of the League of Environmental Educators of Florida.
Oleta River State Park, Florida's largest urban park, is located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists. Along the Oleta River, at the north end of the park, a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle the river to explore this amazing natural area.
A.D. Barnes Park is a 65-acre park nestled in the heart of one of Miami's busiest areas. The park is home to The Sense of Wonder Nature Center set within one of the few remaining Pine Rocklands in Miami-Dade County. As a result, the 8.5-acre Nature Center has become an oasis for migrating birds and, according to the National Audubon Society, is one of the best places to see birds in Miami. This park is listed as a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail.
At Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center we provide persons with intellectual and physical challenges equal access to community-based recreational, leisure, and cultural activities and to enhance their quality of life and inspire confidence, build self-esteem and foster independence.
Greynolds Park was officially dedicated in 1936 and saw great popularity almost immediately. As time went on, the park received multitudes of additions including a new Boathouse (1939), several unique picnic shelters (1939), and a 40-acre 9-hole golf course (1964). In 1983, Greynolds Park was declared a historic site. The park has several walking trails, a playground, picnic shelters and a campground. Greynolds Park and Miami EcoAdventures partner together to offer various nature based programs for the public, school/youth groups and scouts.
Herb N Chick's has a mission of creating healthy lifestyles and opportunities through education, recreation, and exercise. It provides programs to learn the basics of healthy living, and creates opportunities to give and share with our community, while providing a place to learn and enjoy hands-on experiences with agriculture, fishing, and archery.
Cornerstone Christian School of Jacksonville has been educating Jacksonville's youth for over 15 years. Cornerstone, in partnership with home and community, seeks within a college preparatory environment to prepare students academically and socially for their future impact on the community as productive citizens.
We provide sports programs and events focused on providing youth with education on proper physical fitness, healthy eating, and keeping the environment clean. Our sports include soccer, basketball, flag football, fishing and occasionally tumbling/gymnastics or martial arts. The Town of Hilliard has an annual "clean-up day" I which we encourage youth and their families to join us in walking through our neighborhoods to clean up debris.
The Naples Preserve is a 9 ½ acre site within the City of Naples. To save it from development, it was purchased by the citizens of the City of Naples (2000) along with Florida Community Trust Forever Florida funds (2002). A 0.4 mile-long accessible boardwalk winds through oak-rosemary scrub and pine flatwoods. Our gopher tortoises and birds (especially migrating and winter residents) are favorites of our guests. The Hedges Family Eco-center provides information about the nature destinations in Collier County, nature talks, programs for schools, and is home to the Robert W.