Natural Lands

Environmental Education And Programs

See what Natural Lands has to offer in or latest NEWSLETTER.   Check out our Upcoming Classes, HIkes, and other opportunities to explore and learn about nature!

2018 Wild Winter Wonders Eco Camp!  
Winter break is almost here!  If you are looking for a fun, safe place for your child to go over the winter break, join us at Eco Camp!!! Our camp is filled with fun and learning about the Natural World!

Your children will have fun fishing, hiking, setting traps, learning about the animals in the Nature Center, playing games, art & crafts, and MORE!!!  Call 407-665-2211 for more information. 

                           Dates                           

January 2nd - 5th (Tuesday - Friday)

**Scholarship available through Seminole County, The Cuplet Fern Society, and the Audubon Society.  Call 407.665.2211 for Scholarship information.

Registration Form       Parent Handbook    Brochure  
**We highly recommend registering at an active park (Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, or Sanlando Park), as camp may fill up before mail-in registrations arrive**

Nature Adventure Birthday Parties! Birthday Balloons3

Create a birthday party experience your child will never forget!  A trained staff member will welcome your party guests, present and exciting program with live animals, and take the group on a hike on our 180 acre property.  You will have time in the center for exploration and to enjoy your refreshments.  Parties are held at in the Ed Yarborough Nature Center in the Geneva Wilderness Area just minutes from Sanford and Lake Mary.  Call 407.665.2211 for availability and cost.

Guided Hikes

Our guided hikes are scheduled at some of our most beautiful wilderness areas. Themes include topics such as frogs, owls, insects, and nighttime adaptations. $3 per person. Must register and pay in advance, space is limited. Must be 7 years old or older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
You may register at any of our active parks (Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park or Sylvan Lake Park).

Hike Schedule

We also offer private hikes, at a charge of $3 per person, to groups of 15 to 25. Please call 407.665.2211 for more information.
Night Hike

School Field Trips

Geneva Wilderness Area and the Ed Yarborough Nature Center can serve as wonderful outdoor classrooms and provide a great opportunity for hands-on learning. Students can explore this property with Natural Lands staff and learn about the environment around them.

The typical education program consists of a program in the nature center and discovery time in the Nature Center, a nature-based activity based on your school curriculum, and a guided hike through the Geneva Wilderness Area.

Cost: $5 per student (minimum 15 students. Teachers & Chaperones are free)

For more information or to schedule your field trip, please call 407.665.2211 or email lhartsock@seminolecountyfl.gov

Snake

In School Program

The Natural Lands staff provide a presentation, live animals, skulls, maps and other related visual aides to give students a "nature" experience in the classroom.

Cost: FREE

Number of Students: Minimum of 20 students, Maximum of 120 students. Groups larger than 120 will be split into multiple class periods within the same day. There is no charge for this program. Small groups will have a more hands-on experience. In cases of large groups, teachers can choose a small group of students to join us up front to participate in the hands-on portion of the show.

Number of Programs: Up to 3 shows in one day within a 3-hour period.

For more information or to schedule a program, please call 407.665.2211 or email lhartsock@seminolecountyfl.gov

Community Events

Join the Seminole County Natural Lands at one of their exciting nature events! Learn about the native plants, wildlife and the environment around you. Please call 407.665.2211 for more information or check out our Newsletter.

Compass Class!

When: September 9th
Time: 9:00am - 11:00 am
Cost: $5 per person
Location
Ed Yarborough Nature Center
                 3485 N. County Road 426, Geneva

Come and learn how to navigate just using a map and compass.  We will use our new skill to find the treasure!  Led by a Florida Master Naturalist.  Class limited to 15 children, so sign up soon!  For ages 7 and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   

Pre-registration is required.  Register at any active park (Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, Sylvan Lake park).  Call 407.665.2211 for more information.

Reptiles of Florida

When: September 23rd
Time: 9:00am - noon
Cost: $5 per person/$20 per family max
Location: Geneva Wilderness Area
                 3485 N. County Road 426
                 Geneva, FL 32732

Join a local expert as he gives an introduction to, and dispels some of the myths about these often misunderstood cold blooded residents!   Children must be at least 7years of age and accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is required.  Register at any active park (Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, Sylvan Lake Park)  Call 407.665-2211 for more information.

Bugs, Insects, and Creepy Crawlies!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location:     Geneva Wilderness Area
                     3485 N. County Rd. 426, Geneva
Cost:            $5 per person

Ages:            7 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult

There are more than one million insects species in the world—from fleas that can jump 200 times their body length to houseflies that taste with their feet!  Come learn about this large, fascinating and diverse group of animals.  Then we’ll go on a hike to see if we can spot a few up close! 

Pre-registration is required.  Register at any active Park (Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park) Call 407.665.2211 for more information

Parent/Child Eco Crafts! (Ages 5 - 8)

When: October 14th
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Ages:   5-8 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent)
Cost: $5 per person
Location: Ed Yarborough Nature Center
                 3485 N. County Road 426
                 Geneva, FL 32732


Join us for a parent/child nature craft time!  We will begin the morning with a hike.  From the items you collect on the hike we will return to the pavilion and create a one of a kind nature mobile.  You will also make a Nature Tic-Tac-Toe Board!  Class is limited to 20 participants so register NOW!.

Pre-Registration is requiredRegister at any active Park
(Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park) Call 407.665.2211 for more information.
 

Parent/Child Eco Crafts! (Ages 9-12)

When: October 28th
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Ages:   9-12 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent)
Cost$5 per person
LocationEd Yarborough Nature Center
                 3485 N. County Road 426
                 Geneva, FL 32732


Join us for a parent/child nature craft time!  We will begin the morning with a hike.  From the items you collect on the hike we will return to the pavilion and create a one of a kind nature mobile.  You will also make a Nature Tic-Tac-Toe Board!  Class is limited to 20 participants so register NOW!.

Pre-Registration is required.  Register at any active Park 
(Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park) Call 407.665.2211 for more information.

Dog Safety in the Woods and Trail!

Date/Time:  Sunday, Oct. 22 , 10 a.m. - Noon

Location: Geneva Wilderness Area
                     3485 N. County Rd. 426, Geneva
Cost:            $5 per person

Ages:           10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Bring your “best friend” (on leash) and learn how to be safe on the trails when hiking with your pet.  Learn the basics of trail etiquette & safety, what to do before, during and after the hike to keep your pet happy and healthy!

Only 25 spaces available, so sign up NOW!
Pre-registration is required.  Register at any active Park (Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park).

Great American Campout!

Date/Time:  2pm November 4th - 9am November 5th

Location: Lake Mills Park

                 1301 Tropical Ave. Oviedo, Fl
Cost:            $8 per person, $30 per family

Ages:           Families must have a child under 12 to participate

Learn to camp in a fun, family-oriented event! Activities like tent pitching, fire safety, cast iron cooking, star gazing, geocaching, hiking, and s'more! 

Suggested supplies: tent, bedding, flashlight, bug spray, toiletries. Tent rental available, call (813) 789 - 0904

Space limited, register now!
Pre-registration is required.  Register at any active Park (Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park).

Call 407.665.2211 for more information


Eagle Picture

Native Plant Awareness Day

Wildlife Appreciation Day

Programs Offered by Our Partners

Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
Hikes and Classes
Seminole Audubon Society Birding Basics Class

Learn to attract birds to your yard, about birdwatching tools, bird identification techniques, and practice identification session with audio and visual aids. Class includes a field trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Contact Seminole Audubon Society for information and registration at 407- 977-4389.

Contact Us

3485 N. County Road 426
Geneva, FL 32732
407.665.2211