Parks And Recreation

Environmental Education And Programs

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 407-349-0959 for more information.
Night Hike

Nature Adventure Birthday Party!

Create a birthday party experience your child will never forget! Your party will feature live animals, nature walk, nature exploration and more. Parties are held in the Ed Yarborough Nature Center in the Geneva Wilderness Area just minutes from Sanford, Oviedo, and Lake Mary.
All parties include a 3 hour room/facilities rental and an SCNL instructor will present a hands on program and guided hike. We will also set up the room with tables and chairs.  Cost:  $170.  For more information contact 407-349-0959.

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)

For more information or to schedule your field trip, please call (407)349-0959 or email

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)349-0959 or email

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 407-349-0959 for more information or check out our Newsletter.
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

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