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Brooker Creek Preserve

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December 2017

Book Time at Brooker

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Free

Bring your pre-schooler to this program designed to connect them to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, your child will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5. Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-time-at-brooker-tickets-29798979550?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&view=domo

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Wildlife Hike

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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Join an experienced naturalist as you hike along boardwalks and natural trails at Brooker Creek Preserve. This will be a learning experience for everyone! Come prepared with your binoculars and questions as we enjoy "Our Wildest Place"! Guided Hike Information  Volunteer Hike Guides will meet participants in the lobby of the Education Center 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. We strongly suggest all hikers visit the restroom before we begin as there are no facilities along the trail. Guided…

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Footprints on the Land- Guided Hike

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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Discover the many “footprints” that have been left on the land during this casual and entertaining hike. Native American, early settler and modern developers have changed our native habitats, find out how a preserve like Brooker is a place where those habitats can be restored for the health of the whole county. All ages are welcome.  Children under the ages of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. Guided Hike…

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What Grows Where?

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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What Grows Where? Exploring the plants and animals of Brooker Creek Preserve This outdoor class will introduce participants to the ecosystems of Our Wildest Place. From the wetlands to sandy pine flatwoods, discover how plants and animals have adapted to thrive. Recommended for ages 12 and up, limited to 25 participants. Register today!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-grows-where-exploring-the-plants-and-animals-of-brooker-creek-preserve-tickets-39293079659

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Book Time at Brooker

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Free

Bring your pre-schooler to this program designed to connect them to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, your child will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5. Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-time-at-brooker-tickets-29798979550?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&view=domo

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Our Wildest Place Guided Hike

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Why is Brooker Creek Preserve “Our Wildest Place?” Nearly 9,000 acres of undeveloped land in our crowded county is a real treasure. Discover a bit of our native habitats and the plants and animals that call the preserve home. This hike is .75 mi, an easy stroll. All ages are welcome. Children under the ages of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 6 may find this hike challenging. Guided Hike Information Volunteer Hike Guides will…

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Extended Brooker Creek Guided Hike

December 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on December 23, 2017 at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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Join us for a 2.8 to 4 mile walk as we look at how the land has changed over time and discuss the ecological footprints left by those changes. Hike trails will be determined by trail condition. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are a must, and water and a hat are recommended. All ages are welcome. Children under the ages of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 10 may find this hike challenging. Guided Hike Information Volunteer…

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Book Time at Brooker

December 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Free

Bring your pre-schooler to this program designed to connect them to the wonders of the natural world. In addition to hearing a great story, your child will participate in a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story that is read. This activity is recommended for ages 3 to 5. Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-time-at-brooker-tickets-29798979550?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&view=domo

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Nature Photography Hike

December 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on December 30, 2017 at 8:30am

Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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Join photographers and interpretive naturalists Karl and Kathleen Nichter for a hike at Brooker Creek Preserve. We will discuss photography and nature while hiking, stopping when we find subjects to photograph. We start with a short classroom session on some of the basics just to get us all thinking about photography, then we talk about what we might see based on the season and that day’s weather. After that we head out to the trails. Each hike has a slightly…

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Swamp & Sandhill Surprises- Guided Hike

December 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on December 31, 2017 at 9:30am

Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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Free

Every day the preserve reveals new natural wonders. Join us on this leisurely 1-mile hike to uncover the latest secrets of nature in Brooker Creek’s wet and dry habitats. Led by volunteer hike guide. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swamp-sandhill-surprises-guided-hike-tickets-38146631602

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January 2018

Celebrating Wild Turtles

January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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The Big Turtle Year: Celebrating Wild Turtles Across the United States Turtles play significant ecological roles, are visible elements in many habitats, and are the most endangered wildlife taxa in the world. While species from areas such as Asia, South America, and Madagascar often receive the majority of conservation attention, the plight of the 59 species which occur in the United States quietly goes unnoticed. During 2017, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust researchers are traveling throughout the country accompanied by other…

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