Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts
One of the greatest challenges to be faced in the sustainability of wild things and wild places is finding ways to make our natural environment directly meaningful to people. This is especially true in our expanding suburbs and urban areas, where people are rapidly losing contact with nature. Even more critical is providing factual, unbiased information to the thousands of new residents who annually make Florida their home. One way in which we can help people develop a greater sense of their relationship to the natural world is to provide them with the opportunity and the guidance to interpret what they see, hear, and feel in the outdoors.
Our educational programs serve all ages and segments of the community: students and teachers, clubs and civic groups, business and community leaders, families, seniors, and south Florida visitors. They provide educational, scientific, cultural, and recreational benefits to the community, while helping to instill far-reaching values. We present programs that help people understand the diversity south Florida’s natural environment has to offer! These same programs help to ensure that present and future generations learn to appreciate their natural heritage, developing the attitudes and beliefs that are necessary for south Florida’s living and nonliving resources to be preserved. To help us communicate these values we have some of the best live animal ambassadors!