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Brooker Creek Preserve

727-453-6800| www.brookercreekpreserve.org

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June 2017
Free

Ranger Naturalist: Bright Futures Opportunity at Brooker Creek Preserve

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 30, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida provides a service learning opportunity for high school students, ages 15-18. The goal of this program is to build leadership skills and environmental awareness with an emphasis on workplace preparedness. Volunteer hours logged during this program can be applied to Bright Futures College Scholarship Applications. Participants will be registered as Pinellas County Volunteers, opening further volunteer opportunities in the County The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve…

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Ranger Naturalist: Bright Futures Opportunity at Brooker Creek Preserve

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 30, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida provides a service learning opportunity for high school students, ages 15-18. The goal of this program is to build leadership skills and environmental awareness with an emphasis on workplace preparedness. Volunteer hours logged during this program can be applied to Bright Futures College Scholarship Applications. Participants will be registered as Pinellas County Volunteers, opening further volunteer opportunities in the County The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve…

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Ranger Naturalist: Bright Futures Opportunity at Brooker Creek Preserve

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 30, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida provides a service learning opportunity for high school students, ages 15-18. The goal of this program is to build leadership skills and environmental awareness with an emphasis on workplace preparedness. Volunteer hours logged during this program can be applied to Bright Futures College Scholarship Applications. Participants will be registered as Pinellas County Volunteers, opening further volunteer opportunities in the County The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve…

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Ranger Naturalist: Bright Futures Opportunity at Brooker Creek Preserve

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 30, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida provides a service learning opportunity for high school students, ages 15-18. The goal of this program is to build leadership skills and environmental awareness with an emphasis on workplace preparedness. Volunteer hours logged during this program can be applied to Bright Futures College Scholarship Applications. Participants will be registered as Pinellas County Volunteers, opening further volunteer opportunities in the County The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve…

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 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.

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Ranger Naturalist: Bright Futures Opportunity at Brooker Creek Preserve

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 30, 2017

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

The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Florida provides a service learning opportunity for high school students, ages 15-18. The goal of this program is to build leadership skills and environmental awareness with an emphasis on workplace preparedness. Volunteer hours logged during this program can be applied to Bright Futures College Scholarship Applications. Participants will be registered as Pinellas County Volunteers, opening further volunteer opportunities in the County The Ranger Naturalist Program at Brooker Creek Preserve…

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July 2017
Free

Owl Moon

July 1 @ 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 the Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife for a read aloud of the book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. After the read aloud kids get a chance to practice their owl calls and learn briefly about the 5 species that call Florida home. They then get a chance to meet a REAL LIFE OWL and learn about their story and how they can help wildlife in their own backyard!! Recommended for kids ages 11 & under.  

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Book Time at Brooker

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 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.

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The Power of Shopping

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL United States
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We as consumers have the power to control the market. By investing our money into green and local products, we can cause a shift toward more environmental stewardship and sustainability. Shopping online and buying local are two excellent ways to accomplish this without having to dramatically change your lifestyle. Presented by Trevor Ackerman, UF/IFAS Pinellas Extension Sustainability Program Assistant. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-shopping-tickets-34253505156

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$175

Herpetology Summer Camp

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Herpetology Summer Camp This popular, hands-on, science-based nature day camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side-by-side with herpetologist George L. Heinrich. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers will learn about the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services (http://www.heinrichecologicalservices.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call George Heinrich at (727) 599-1843 for more information…

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$175

Herpetology Summer Camp

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Herpetology Summer Camp This popular, hands-on, science-based nature day camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side-by-side with herpetologist George L. Heinrich. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers will learn about the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services (http://www.heinrichecologicalservices.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call George Heinrich at (727) 599-1843 for more information…

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$175

Herpetology Summer Camp

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Herpetology Summer Camp This popular, hands-on, science-based nature day camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side-by-side with herpetologist George L. Heinrich. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers will learn about the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services (http://www.heinrichecologicalservices.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call George Heinrich at (727) 599-1843 for more information…

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$175

Herpetology Summer Camp

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Herpetology Summer Camp This popular, hands-on, science-based nature day camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side-by-side with herpetologist George L. Heinrich. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers will learn about the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services (http://www.heinrichecologicalservices.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call George Heinrich at (727) 599-1843 for more information…

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 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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$175

Herpetology Summer Camp

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

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

Herpetology Summer Camp This popular, hands-on, science-based nature day camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side-by-side with herpetologist George L. Heinrich. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers will learn about the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services (http://www.heinrichecologicalservices.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call George Heinrich at (727) 599-1843 for more information…

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Dragonfly Discovery Walk

July 15 @ 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 you binoculars and also a camera if you enjoy taking pictures. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dragonfly-discovery-walk-tickets-33714880114

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Why Snakes are Cool

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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There are 46 native species of snakes in Florida and most occur in the central peninsula.  Despite playing important ecological roles as both predators and prey, snakes remain highly misunderstood vertebrates.  Only four venomous species occur in central Florida and these snakes present little danger when left alone.  Herpetologist and environmental educator George L. Heinrich (Heinrich Ecological Services) will present on why snakes are cool, emphasizing Florida snake diversity, natural history, conservation, and snake safety.  A selection of live snakes…

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Book Time at Brooker

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 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.

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Free

Life of Lichen

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Brooker Creek Preserve is home to many of Florida's fascinating lichens. Explore these unusual organisms during a classroom/outdoor activity. We will study the natural history of lichen, then take a stroll to view them around the Environmental Education Center. Identification tips, interesting facts and more await participants. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-of-lichen-tickets-34244487183

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Music Jamboree!

July 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve Music Jamboree! 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…

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$175

Wetland Adventure Camp

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Wetland Adventure Camp Meet all the things that walk, wiggle and unfurl within our magical Florida wetlands during this fun-filled week. Explore beautiful swamps, marshes and even the gooey mucks with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. Dip net a dragonfly nymph, swamp tromp where ferns grow, learn the tales soils tell, discover the secrets of water and help make a difference for tomorrow’s wetland critters. Sponsored by Sensing Nature (http://www.sensingnature.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call Jeanne Murphy at…

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$175

Wetland Adventure Camp

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Wetland Adventure Camp Meet all the things that walk, wiggle and unfurl within our magical Florida wetlands during this fun-filled week. Explore beautiful swamps, marshes and even the gooey mucks with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. Dip net a dragonfly nymph, swamp tromp where ferns grow, learn the tales soils tell, discover the secrets of water and help make a difference for tomorrow’s wetland critters. Sponsored by Sensing Nature (http://www.sensingnature.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call Jeanne Murphy at…

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$175

Wetland Adventure Camp

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Wetland Adventure Camp Meet all the things that walk, wiggle and unfurl within our magical Florida wetlands during this fun-filled week. Explore beautiful swamps, marshes and even the gooey mucks with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. Dip net a dragonfly nymph, swamp tromp where ferns grow, learn the tales soils tell, discover the secrets of water and help make a difference for tomorrow’s wetland critters. Sponsored by Sensing Nature (http://www.sensingnature.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call Jeanne Murphy at…

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$175

Wetland Adventure Camp

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Wetland Adventure Camp Meet all the things that walk, wiggle and unfurl within our magical Florida wetlands during this fun-filled week. Explore beautiful swamps, marshes and even the gooey mucks with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. Dip net a dragonfly nymph, swamp tromp where ferns grow, learn the tales soils tell, discover the secrets of water and help make a difference for tomorrow’s wetland critters. Sponsored by Sensing Nature (http://www.sensingnature.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call Jeanne Murphy at…

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Free

Book Time at Brooker

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 29, 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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$175

Wetland Adventure Camp

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 28, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Wetland Adventure Camp Meet all the things that walk, wiggle and unfurl within our magical Florida wetlands during this fun-filled week. Explore beautiful swamps, marshes and even the gooey mucks with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. Dip net a dragonfly nymph, swamp tromp where ferns grow, learn the tales soils tell, discover the secrets of water and help make a difference for tomorrow’s wetland critters. Sponsored by Sensing Nature (http://www.sensingnature.com/?mc_cid=db79ee7f11&mc_eid=) , call Jeanne Murphy at…

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$175

Junior Naturalist Camp

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Junior Naturalist Camp Come test your investigative skills while identifying tracks, scats and signs of our native Florida wildlife with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. “Read” the secrets that nature has left for your discovery. Learn the skills that biologists use for documenting our natural world including creating your own nature journal notebook, exploring the hidden treasures found in owl pellets, and testing your own observational awareness during our last day scavenger hunt challenge! Sponsored…

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August 2017
$175

Junior Naturalist Camp

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Junior Naturalist Camp Come test your investigative skills while identifying tracks, scats and signs of our native Florida wildlife with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. “Read” the secrets that nature has left for your discovery. Learn the skills that biologists use for documenting our natural world including creating your own nature journal notebook, exploring the hidden treasures found in owl pellets, and testing your own observational awareness during our last day scavenger hunt challenge! Sponsored…

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$175

Junior Naturalist Camp

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Junior Naturalist Camp Come test your investigative skills while identifying tracks, scats and signs of our native Florida wildlife with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. “Read” the secrets that nature has left for your discovery. Learn the skills that biologists use for documenting our natural world including creating your own nature journal notebook, exploring the hidden treasures found in owl pellets, and testing your own observational awareness during our last day scavenger hunt challenge! Sponsored…

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$175

Junior Naturalist Camp

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Junior Naturalist Camp Come test your investigative skills while identifying tracks, scats and signs of our native Florida wildlife with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. “Read” the secrets that nature has left for your discovery. Learn the skills that biologists use for documenting our natural world including creating your own nature journal notebook, exploring the hidden treasures found in owl pellets, and testing your own observational awareness during our last day scavenger hunt challenge! Sponsored…

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$175

Junior Naturalist Camp

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 4, 2017

Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States
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Junior Naturalist Camp Come test your investigative skills while identifying tracks, scats and signs of our native Florida wildlife with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. “Read” the secrets that nature has left for your discovery. Learn the skills that biologists use for documenting our natural world including creating your own nature journal notebook, exploring the hidden treasures found in owl pellets, and testing your own observational awareness during our last day scavenger hunt challenge! Sponsored…

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