Eco Explorers - Kids Welcome!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging to let you know what great programs your kids can enjoy when you attend the FNPS Conference in May. Children 5-14 will be eligible for a wide variety of experiential and entertaining learning opportunities, conducted by educators who will share their own passion for the natural world.

Join the fun for one or two days of eco-fun as we learn about plants, animals, nature, Florida ecology and MORE!

 Meet Swamp Girl and a few of her reptilian friends as she shares her adventures rescuing and releasing Florida’s animals.

Take a field trip to the nearby Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Meet Toni the Eastern Screech Owl, Trouble the Bald Eagle and and other rescued and rehabilitated raptors and learn about their journey to and at the Center from the experts

Learn about waste — how we produce it and how you can reduce it — with Keep Orlando Beautiful.

Ever wonder what cattail tastes like? Or if beautyberries are as sweet as they look? See, touch and taste some of Florida’s incredible edible plants with Peg Lantz, author of The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida and Florida’s Incredible Wild Edibles.

Find out where the rain goes as we follow stormwater runoff through an interactive model of the Floridan aquifer.

Explore and experience native plants, animals and ecosystems through hands on activities and games including:
  • nature scavenger hunt, 
  • making seed balls
  • drawing
  • role-playing and MORE!

The program runs on Friday and Saturday and includes both classroom and field trip experiences. You can download a complete brochure from the conference page, by clicking on Youth on the left hand side.

So you can bring the kids and everyone will have something meaningful to share on the trip home!
I'll see you there.

sue dingwell



Anonymous said…
The sooner kids learn about nature and the ramifications of their actions, the better. They are our future!


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