We have created engaging presentations lasting 45 minutes to an hour, suitable for outdoor groups and people of all ages. Our aim is to keep them lively and enjoyable. We're accessible every day throughout the year for presentations and excursions. The topics covered in our presentations are listed below, and currently, outings are organized in the Central Florida region. Presentations are $125.
A children's program has been created for younger groups. A 2 day workshop has been created "Safe In The Woods Guide and Workbook". Both of these options are listed at the end of the list.
Explore Florida’s Enchanting Springs
Florida has more than 1,000 springs, each with its unique story. Find out where you can visit these springs and hiking trails nearby. Learn about the different animals and plants in and around these springs. Explore the fantastic natural scenery of Florida's springs through interesting pictures and stories.
Exploring Lakes and Rivers Central Florida
Florida is famous for its abundance of lakes and rivers, providing enchanting waterfront views as just one of its numerous draws. Let’s explore the varied plant and animal life drawn to these abundant water sources. Find out where you can encounter wildlife near the water through drives, hiking routes, or nearby nature facilities. Leave with a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Florida's landscape.
Florida Scrub Jay - Family Loyalty
Scrub Jays form close-knit families that share various duties. We are fortunate to coexist in the same habitat, sharing their homes, food, and family life. Discover their survival strategies and the reasons behind their endangered status. Find out where you have the opportunity to observe Florida Scrub Jays up close!
Manatees! The Forgotten Mermaid.
The Florida waters are a common habitat for West Indian manatees, inspiring legends, stories, and tales of salvation throughout history. Discover details about their lineage, juveniles; what attracts them to natural springs, their dietary preferences, prime viewing locations for these gentle creatures, rescue efforts, and a heartwarming manatee rescue success story we're eager to share with you!
Prehistoric Animals Living In Modern Times
Ancient creatures from prehistoric times continue to thrive in the present day! People of all ages are welcome to join a captivating visual presentation that tells the story of contemporary animals that have remained unchanged through evolution, with ancestors dating back to the era of dinosaurs. You might even find some of these animals living in your local environment!
Bats! Facts and Fiction.
Florida hosts 13 bat species, some residing permanently while others temporarily—delight in a visual presentation showcasing their habitats, survival strategies, and ideal sighting spots. Take advantage of the opportunity to immerse yourself in the myths, narratives, and realities surrounding these incredible mammals known for their true flight capabilities. The bat houses on the University of Florida’s campus are featured in this presentation.
Day Hike Backpack - More than just a backpack
A successful outing starts with what is in your backpack. Backpacks come in different shapes and sizes. What size and structure is best for your planned outing, what should you pack, how to pack items and walk properly with the pack's weight. What emergency supplies should you take? What supplies are essential? And more.
Who Left Those Footprints?
This PowerPoint and hands-on program on Animal Footprints is designed for children. Prints can be found on almost any trail and sometimes in your own backyard in Florida. Identifying which animal made the track is the goal. We help explain the differences in prints along with providing pictures of animals seen on the trails. Depending on the age group, games may be incorporated, such as:
1. Pictures of animals are matched with the animal’s footprint. (Children color the pictures of the animals. There is an option for cutouts)
2. Animal Footprint Bingo. Animals are on the bingo pages and footprints are used to cover the animals.
3. Animal tic-tac-toe. Animal cutouts are used instead of X and O.
4. Animal memory card game - The cards can also be used for animal charades.
Fee is based on which games will be accompanying the presentation
SAFE IN THE WOODS GUIDE AND WORKBOOK -
This course is designed for ages 16 and older. Taught within Two-day 6-hour classes. Educational hands-on classroom or outdoor course on preparing and safely navigating the great outdoors. This course encompasses preparing, basic navigation, what to do if disoriented, basic survival, and more. Workbook included. Please contact us for more information and fee structure.
Note: Fee is $150 per student. Includes a workbook and snacks. A list of items required for each student to bring will be available at the time of registration.