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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.

Archaeology Adventure

Bring the family to explore the fascinating past of Arch Creek Park on this child-friendly adventure! Our naturalist guides will take you on a hike through the tropical hardwood hammock where you will learn about the Tequesta tribe. After the hike, take a hands-on approach to discovery with a demonstration at a mock excavation site and learn the true value of historical and archaeological sites.


Camp Black Bear: Winter Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments, go on environmental fieldtrips, and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our staff's supervision. Fieldtrip fees are additional. Meets at A.D Barnes Nature Center.


Camp Manatee: Winter Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments, go on environmental fieldtrips, and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our staff's supervision. Fieldtrip fees are additional. Meets at Greynolds Park Boathouse.


Campfire & Night Walk at A.D. Barnes Park

Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park's 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.


Campfire & Night Walk at Arch Creek Park

Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.


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. This trip meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Creatures of the Night at Greynolds Park

Come learn about the mysteries of the night and see what lurks around our park when the lights go out! Our naturalists will guide you through the park’s nature trails in search of its nocturnal residents including eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and more. This program meets at the Greynolds Park at 22nd Ave & Miami Gardens Drive Entrance; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, and a flashlight.


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.


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 Arch Creek 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.


Junior Naturalist Program

Is your child fascinated with the natural world around them?!? Feed their curiosity with this six week naturalist-led course covering topics such as plant identification, birding, & park history. Participants will receive a Junior Naturalist Field Guide for each session with information and activities. Complete the six programs and become an Arch Creek Junior Naturalist and gain a new understanding of South Florida's captivating ecosystem! This program is for explorers ages 6-14 and costs $6 per week.


Kayak Fishing Adventure

Join an expert guide while fishing from fishing kayak along the waters of South Florida. Your guide will instruct you on how to paddle a 14' sit-on-top kayak and will be available during your excursion to assist with fishing techniques, lure selection, knot tying, and other professional advice. Please note that a guide will be available before the tour to help select the proper fishing gear, but you must provide your own gear and Florida fishing license.


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 striaght then turn right before the bridge into the launch area by the water.


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.


Sweetheart Campfire & Moonlight Hike

Enjoy a romantic moonlight stroll through our lush tropical hardwood hammock while learning about the different types of species that call it home. Then snuggle up with your sweetheart around the campfire while listening to love stories. Bring light refreshments to enjoy around the campfire as this is an adult only program, 18+.