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Enjoy fun fully-supervised programming with activities focused on fitness, nutrition, and wellness, and developing an appreciation for nature, science, and the cultural arts.

Campfire & Owl Walk at Bill Sadowski Park

Enjoy an evening of discovery in the world of owls! Start the night with a presentation all about these nocturnal birds before entering the nature trails to search for them with a guide. See the difference of the park after dark and encounter other nocturnal natives such as raccoons and night spiders. This program meets at the park Nature Center; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk


Chapman Field Kayak Trek

Learn about the history and ecology of this once-airfield turned park as you paddle through a variety of South Florida habitats. Fish and birds are plentiful as you journey through a mangrove forest, past an active bird rookery and into the Biscayne Bay. This trip meets at the Chapman Field Park launch ramp; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour

Explore the history of Coral Gables in this leisurely canoe paddle through the City Beautiful. This guided tour will teach you all about the man-made waterway’s delightful blend of unique vistas, abundant wildlife, and historic landmarks. Trip meets at the launch ramp under the Metrorail along US1/Ponce & Riviera Dr; bring drinking water & protection from the sun. Public parking is available at 4600 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 5 minute walk south to the launch area.


Fishing for Beginners

Come join this class and leave with the knowledge required for ethical angling. Here we will learn valuable fishing information such as fish biology, and identification, various fishing techniques. After go out and perfect your fishing skills. Fishing equipment will be provided for all participants but you may use your own gear if you like.


Fossil Reef Snorkel Adventure

Explore the Bear Cut Preserve’s fossilized reef and meet many of its inhabitants on this underwater adventure! Join Crandon Park’s naturalists as you snorkel along the 6000 year old fossilized mangrove reef (one of only two in the world) alongside spotted eagle rays, queen conchs, sea urchins, sea stars, and more. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Nature Center; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart) and protection from the sun.


Introduction to Archery at A.D. Barnes Park

Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Introduction to Archery at Bill Sadowski Park

Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Kayaking 101 Clinic at Bill Sadowski Park

There is no better way to SEE MIAMI DIFFERENTLY than from the seat of a kayak along one of our many waterways. Join our naturalist as they teach you the basic skills required for kayaking. Participants will then get the opportunity to practice their new skills along the C-100 canal that flows right by Bill Sadowski Park. This clinic meets at the Nature Center. Please bring plenty of water, comfortable clothes, and protection from the sun.


Key Biscayne Kayak Adventure

Let our naturalists take you on a journey along the shores of a land that has witnessed the comings and goings of man for over 2000 years, from the Tequesta tribes to the pirates that shipwrecked off shore. Paddle over sea-grass beds and sand flats as you make your way past an ancient fossilized reef and into the serene mangrove forests. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Nature Center, please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Matheson Mangrove Kayak Trek

Immerse yourself in the remarkable beauty of Biscayne Bay. Travel with your naturalist-guide through mangroves, the world's only salt-water trees, and discover a world filled with Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays, and more. This trip meets Matheson Hammock Park, after entering you will see a booth which will charge you a $7 parking fee. After passing the booth you must veer right and continue straight then turn right before the bridge into the launch area by the water.


Nature Hike & Animal Encounter

Enjoy a morning of discovery in the world of native and exotic cretures that call the park home. Starts with a hike through the endless nature trails and search for these creatures with the help of our a naturalist. After the hike you'll get to meet some of the nature center residents and a chance to interact with Shakira, the resident Red Tail Boa.


Nature Walk & Animal Encounter @ Bill Sadowski

Come join our naturalists on a short guided hike through tropical hardwood hammock, with a chance to identify native wildlife and common plant species. Back in the nature center, learn about the fish, amphibians, and reptiles in our living collections - with a chance to meet some up close!


Sea Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

Let our naturalists take you on a journey around the Island of Key Biscayne and explore Bear Cut Preserve. Paddle over sea-grass beds and sand flats as you make your way to an ancient fossilized reef. Snorkel along the 6000 year old fossilized mangrove reef (one of only two in the world) alongside spotted eagle rays. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Nature Center; please bring drinking water, closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Sea Turtle Awareness Program @ Haulover Beach Park

Journey into the world of sea turtles in this informative presentation and learn about different species, their life cycle, and some of the dangers they face today. Following the presentation you will head to the beach to observe our permitted staff release hatchlings towards their exciting journey into the depths of the ocean. All lights MUST be turned off prior to arriving on beach; no photography or cell phones usage. Please be aware there is no guarantee you will observe hatchlings.


Sea Turtle Education Program @ Crandon Park

Journey into the world of sea turtles in this informative presentation and learn about different species, their life cycle, and some of the dangers they face today. If conditions allow sea turtle hatchlings will be released on the beach following presentation. All lights MUST be turned off prior to arriving on beach; no photography or cell phones usage. Please be aware there is no guarantee you will observe hatchlings.


Sunset Kayak Adventure

Enjoy the sea birds soaring overhead as you paddle your way around Pelican Island and into the mangrove forest while the sun slowly sets. Then paddle back through the marina for a picturesque view: a horizon that blends the skyline and clouds, dotted with the silhouettes of boats. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Marina; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.