Join Forever Explorers at Marine Discovery Center

Forever Explorers is a new, hand-on, feet-wet program designed especially for young-at-heart lifelong learners who want to explore their coastal environment. Whether you’ve recently moved to the community and want to learn about the new flora and fauna around you, or you have lived in Florida for many years and simply want to better understand what you can do to protect and preserve the Indian … Continue reading Join Forever Explorers at Marine Discovery Center

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Summer Fun in Volusia County: The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Summer Camps

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your kids engaged and active during the break. Luckily, Volusia County offers a wide range of summer camps for kids of all ages and interests. From sports and arts to science and technology, there’s something for everyone. Discover the Best Summer Camps for Kids in Volusia County: From STEM … Continue reading Summer Fun in Volusia County: The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Summer Camps

Nature for All: 2023 ShORE Symposium at the Marine Discovery Center

“Nature for All” is the theme of this year’s ShORE Symposium, set for Friday, April 21. Deadline for Online Registration is Friday, April 14 2023.Day-of registration will be available ShORE — Sharing Our Research with Everyone – returns to the Brannon Center, located at 105 South Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach, for a daylong collaboration of local residents, students, educators, researchers, conservationists, artists, elected … Continue reading Nature for All: 2023 ShORE Symposium at the Marine Discovery Center

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! NEW Hours of Operation (as of Friday, October 1, 2021): … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Hike and Seek: Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead – Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 

Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Our corner of Florida isn’t exactly known for higher elevations. The coastline is relatively flat and hills in the area are mostly man-made. As you travel further inland, however, the scenery begins to change and rolling hills creep up from the sea level to which we are accustomed.  The area surrounding Lake Apopka, Florida’s fourth largest lake, is a wealth of … Continue reading Hike and Seek: Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead – Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 

INSIDE LOOK: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Rails-to-Trails is a Nationwide Network of Fitness and Outdoor Activity Trails Since 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has worked from coast to coast, supporting the development of thousands of miles of rail-trails for millions to explore and enjoy. … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Nature’s Defense

There is a great debate on whether to immunize children by vaccination, but what many people don’t know is babies are already immunized by the mother at birth. The fetus spends its first nine months developing in a sterile womb free from bacteria, but as the child passes through the mother’s cervix and birth canal, a healthy dose of beneficial (good) bacteria is passed to … Continue reading Nature’s Defense

Rec Rangers

Port Orange Offers Kids’ Nature Program The Rec Rangers program is a free nature program for upper elementary and middle school students (9-14 years old) with the mission of fostering young adult connectivity to nature and encouraging participation and stewardship of the parks and recreation opportunities and resources within their community.  Activities are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except the July activity, which will be … Continue reading Rec Rangers

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Second Saturday SoundWalk

Second Saturday monthly @ 11 AM Locations Vary Explore the sounds and rhythms of the urban and natural world with Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA). Happening at a variety of locales, each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. Explore the sounds and rhythms of … Continue reading Second Saturday SoundWalk