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Brooker Creek Preserve

727-453-6800| www.brookercreekpreserve.org

Upcoming Events

August 2017
Free

Footprints on the Land- Guided Hike

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/footprints-on-the-land-guided-hike-tickets-15210736723…

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Free

Youth Program- How Long Till it’s Gone?

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Natural Resources Agent, Lara Milligan will lead a youth activity for ages 7-12 to learn about smart consumer choices. Opportunities to get involved in citizen science will also be explored!

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Free

Music Jamboree!

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Dust off that guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument and bring it to the Brooker Creek Preserve for a jam session in our outdoor music pavilion with a gorgeous view of the woods! Meet other musicians and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to come, listen and enjoy. The jam session will be led by a local musician. This jamboree is brought to you by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve.

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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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. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-time-at-brooker-tickets-15191972599

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Free

Wetland Wildflowers

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Florida’s freshwater wetlands are home to some amazing wildflowers.  Let one of our specialists introduce you to these denizens of the swamp!  We promise you won’t get your feet wet while meeting these beautiful and interesting plants.  Recommended for adults. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetland-wildflowers-tickets-35765543704

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Free

Discover Prehistoric Florida

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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People have lived throughout Florida for thousands of years, but the only way we know about them is through archaeology and the clues they left behind. In this family friendly presentation we will explore some of Florida’s most unique archaeological sites and the amazing finds that archaeologists have made there. Learn what it was like to live in prehistoric Florida long ago, complete with real artifacts and replicas of tools that ancient Floridians would have used to survive. Wherever you…

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-time-at-brooker-tickets-15191972599

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September 2017
Free

Explore the Ecosystems- Guided Hike

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Brooker Creek Preserve is where you can explore some of the last natural habitats left in Pinellas County. Find out what makes and maintains forested wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwood ecosystems, and the plants and animals associated with these different ecosystems. 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 meet participants in the lobby…

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Free

Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve Readers Club

September 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Join the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve for the Brooker Book Club every first Saturday of the month. This club is geared towards adults. Please note that registration is required due to a limited amount of seats. Please meet in the Conference Room inside the Visitors Center. *Note that books will not be provided for you.* To ensure an enjoyable and positive discussion, please think of a question you would like to have the group discuss about the book for the…

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Free

Basic Mushroom Identification

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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This program will begin by reviewing some of the basic features used for mushroom identification. Afterwards, we will go out into the field and put those skills to use to identify some samples growing at the Brooker Creek Preserve. Presented by mycological expert, Arian Farid, B.S.

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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.

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Free

Birds of Brooker Hike

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Have you wondered what bird is singing in your backyard?  Do you see and hear birds but don't know who they are?  If so, join us for a Beginning Bird Hike to learn how to identify the county's common birds as we meander along a one-mile trail. 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 meet…

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Free

Dragonfly Discovery Walk

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Join local dragonfly expert Paul Trunk as we explore some of the habitats at BCP looking for dragonflies. Brooker Creek Preserve is an excellent area that is home to approximately 20+ species of odonates. We will learn about the natural history of dragonflies and their importance to a healthy ecosystem. Bring your binoculars and also a camera if you enjoy taking pictures. Meet in the parking lot at 9am!

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Free

Music with Mar. with Miss Karen

September 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Enjoy a fun music and movement show for babies six month through age 5, including all of Mr. Froggy's favorite songs about nature and animals! Karen Gliddon from Music with Mar. presents an interactive show where learning is "unFROGettable". Join us for this free program!

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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.

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Free

Footprints on the Land- Guided Hike

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 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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Free

Birds in Classical Music

September 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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Join Lynn Sumerson of Clearwater Audubon as he demonstrates how, why and by whom birds were used as themes in classical music using very brief examples with musical accompaniments.

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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.

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Free

Our Wildest Place- Guided Hike

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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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Free

Tampa Bay: Paradise Lost (And Found Again)

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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From a stagnant poster child for pollution that was once featured on the TV show “60 Minutes” to a national model for success in regional cooperation, this engaging presentation chronicles the journey of Tampa Bay from ruin to recovery. As we celebrate National Estuaries Week, audience members will take a whirlwind history tour of our own “estuary of national significance” and learn about some of the fascinating creatures that live in, on and around our region’s signature waterway. Participants will…

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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.

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Free

Family Fun Friday Morning

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Join us for a series of family & youth-oriented programs at Brooker Creek Preserve! Help your children build an interest in the natural world through fun and educational activities you can do together! Please wear closed toed shoes.

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Free

Nature Photography Hike

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:30am

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

Our Wildest Place- Guided Hike

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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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October 2017
Free

Birds of Brooker Hike

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Have you wondered what bird is singing in your backyard?  Do you see and hear birds but don't know who they are?  If so, join us for a Beginning Bird Hike to learn how to identify the county's common birds as we meander along a one-mile trail. 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 meet…

Find out more »
Free

Nature Photography Hike

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 8:30am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
Free

Our Wildest Place- Guided Hike

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
November 2017
Free

Explore the Ecosystems- Guided Hike

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Brooker Creek Preserve is where you can explore some of the last natural habitats left in Pinellas County. Find out what makes and maintains forested wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwood ecosystems, and the plants and animals associated with these different ecosystems. 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 meet participants in the lobby…

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Free

Birds of Brooker Hike

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Have you wondered what bird is singing in your backyard?  Do you see and hear birds but don't know who they are?  If so, join us for a Beginning Bird Hike to learn how to identify the county's common birds as we meander along a one-mile trail. 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 meet…

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December 2017
Free

Explore the Ecosystems- Guided Hike

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Brooker Creek Preserve is where you can explore some of the last natural habitats left in Pinellas County. Find out what makes and maintains forested wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwood ecosystems, and the plants and animals associated with these different ecosystems. 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 meet participants in the lobby…

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Free

Birds of Brooker Hike

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
+ Google Map

Have you wondered what bird is singing in your backyard?  Do you see and hear birds but don't know who they are?  If so, join us for a Beginning Bird Hike to learn how to identify the county's common birds as we meander along a one-mile trail. 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 meet…

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