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!
 

Summer Adventure Eco Camps (ages 7 - 12)

At Summer Adventure Eco Camp you’ll have fun while learning about the natural world! If your child enjoys being outdoors, this is the camp for him or her. Our week long day camps offer hands- on creative programming including hiking, nature crafts, hands-on experience with plants and animals, projects, experiments, arts & crafts, plus lots of fun and games! Have fun getting to know the animals that live at the Nature Center and be prepared to see amazing wildlife on the trails! Each week has a new and exciting theme!

              Location: 3485 N. County Road 426, Geneva 32732

              Times: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (extended care available - drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late at 5:30 p.m.)

              Cost: $132 per week, ($15 per week additional for extended care)

Week 1      June 4 - 8                                                It’s a Bugs Life

Week 2      June 11 - 15                                           Water, Water Everywhere!

Week 3      June 18 - 22                                           The Art of Nature

Week 4      June 25 - June 29                                  Nature Survival

Week 5      July 2 - 6 (No camp on 4th)                Extreme Animals

Week 6      July 9 - 13                                               Nature Connections

Week 7      July 16 - 20                                             Nature CSI

Week 8      July 23 - 27                                             Grossology

Brochure | Register Online

  For more information call 407-665-2211    

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 an 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 and time to explore 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

Parent/Child Eco Crafts! (Ages 5 - 7)

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

Ages:   5-7 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 art project!  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.

Reptiles of Florida

When: May 5th
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.


 




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