Live & Play

Nature Based 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!

Winter Break Eco Camp! (ages 7-12)  

Imagine a camp where you can have fun while learning about the natural world!  Have fun fishing, hiking, playing games, setting live traps, dip-netting, making crafts and much more!

It’s an outdoor Adventure and  Environmental Education program that is committed to promoting individual growth and environmental awareness. Call 407-665-2211 for more information.

   When:   December 30th - January 3rd (no camp on Wed, Jan. 1)

   Where:  Ed Yarborough Nature Center  (3485 N. County Road 426, Geneva  32732)

   Times:    9:00am - 4:00pm (extended day available from 7:30am - 5:30pm)

   Cost:      $132/week (extended day an additional $15/week)

   Ages:      7-12

Register Online at recreation.seminolecountyfl.gov

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

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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




Eagle Picture  Wildlife Appreciation Day  Native Plant Awareness 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