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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.

Bat Walk At Bill Sadowski Park

Join our naturalist as we set the record straight on bats, a group of fantastic but misunderstood mammals. The program will start with a short presentation inside the Bill Sadowski Park Nature Center followed by a night hike where we will use special acoustic devices to listen for bat calls that we may not be able to hear with the human ear. Please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes and insect repellant.


Bat Walk at Castellow Hammock Park

Join our naturalist as we set the record straight on bats, a group of fantastic but misunderstood mammals. The program will start with a short presentation inside the Castellow Hammock Nature Center followed by a night hike where we will use special acoustic devices to listen for bat calls that we may not be able to hear with the human ear. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and insect repellant.


Bike305 Bike the Wild Side: Miami Seaquarium

A unique family bike ride from Miami Seaquarium thru Crandon Park along the bayside boardwalk and back to the Seaquarium for an exclusive Seal & Sea Lion Show in the landmark Gold Dome. Prior to the ride, children will have an opportunity to participate in a Bike Safety Rodeo learning safety skills organized by UM's BikeSafe experts. FREE bicycle helmets and fittings will be available. Full Details: https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=141779212&crd=bike305


Camp Black Bear: Spring 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. This camp meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun. Fieldtrip fees are additional.


Camp Manatee: Spring 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. This camp meets at the Greynold's Park Boathouse; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun. Fieldtrip fees are additional.


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.


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 Kayak

Explore the history of Coral Gables in this leisurely 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.


Crandon Bike Adventure

Explore the southernmost barrier island of the US on bicycle while experiencing the natural tropical beauty, rich history and abundant wildlife of Key Biscayne. This 4-mile leisurely, naturalist-guided bike trip through Crandon Park includes stops at the Crandon Gardens, Crandon Park Beach, Bear Cut Reserve, Fossil Reef Overlook, and the Crandon Park Visitor & Nature Center. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Visitor & Nature Center, North Beach Entrance . Bikes & helmets will be provided to adults only!


Crandon Gardens Kayak Tour

Paddle through the peaceful waterways of the Crandon Garderns and learn its history as you navigate the still-standing murals and strutures of what was once the Crandon Zoo. These waters are home to variety of fish, birds, and reptiles which lurk among the islets and interconnecting channels. This tour is ideal for both beginner and more advance paddlers. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Gardens. Please bring plenty of drinking water, closed-toe shoes that can get wet and protection from the sun.


Creatures of the Night Hike 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.


Critical Eco Splash - Matheson Hammock Park

Come help us clean up our coastal parks with a special volunteer opportunity; Critical Eco Splash. Participants are welcome to bring their on "kayak, canoe, or paddleboard". This is a FREE volunteer clean up event but interested participants can rent tandum kayaks from us for just $5 per person. Limited seats available! Trip meets at Matheson Hammock Park, after entering you will see a booth, after passing the booth you must veer right and continue straight then turn right before the bridge.


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.


Free Guided Nature Walk at AD Barnes Park

Join us every Saturday for a FREE guided tour of the diverse grounds at AD Barnes Park Nature Preserve. Experience old Florida as you venture into our Tropical Hardwood Hammock and Pine Rockland while learning about the plants and animals found within. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun. Walk-ins are welcome!


Free Guided Nature Walk at Arch Creek Park

Join us every Sunday for a FREE guided tour of the diverse grounds at Arch Creek Park. Experience old Florida as you venture into our Tropical Hardwood Hammock and learn about plants and animals found within. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun. Walk-ins are welcome!


Free Guided Nature Walk at Castellow Hammock Park

Join us every Saturday for a FREE guided tour of the diverse grounds at Castellow Hammock Park. Experience old Florida as you venture into our Hardwood Hammock and learn about the unique plants and animals found within. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Free Guided Nature Walk at Crandon Park

Join our naturalists for a FREE guided walk along Crandon Park's picturesque shorlines as we explore the rich history and unique enviornment of the barrier island of Key Biscayne. Learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the beach and dune ecosystems as we comb through the wrack line in search of sea beans and other ocean treasures that originated from places far away. This program meets at the Crandon Widerness Outpost, located just east of the Crandon Park Main Office, adjacent to the Carousel.


Free Guided Nature Walk at Greynolds Park

Join us on the 2nd Sunday of the month for a FREE guided tour of Greynolds Park. Venture into our Tropical Hardwood Hammock and learn about the plants and animals found within. This program meets at the Miami EcoAdventures Tent at the Playground; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Hattie Bauer Preserve Hike

Once the site of a theme park called Orchid Jungle, the Hattie Bauer Preserve is home to rare plant life and historic structures. Participants will be guided through an extensive, forested trail system and learn about Orchid Jungle in its heyday, what caused its downfall, and the efforts the parks department is making to restore it. This program meets at the Hattie Bauer Preserve front gates; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, sun coverage, and plenty of drinking water.


Haunted Redland Night Hike

This special Friday the 13th presentation will focus on some of the stranger stories that revolve around the Redland Agricultural District. From haunted hotels, to abandoned ghost towns, to mysterious and secretive residents, this tour brings the history of Redland to life... or death? Following the presentation naturalist guides will take participants into the park to search for some of our nocturnal residents such as bats and owls.


Historic Redland Bike Tour

Venture out on bicycle with a naturalist guide and explore Historic sites through-out the Redlands on this 12-mile tour. Stops include the Silver Palm Historic District, Hattie Bauer Preserve, as well as Fruit & Spice Park for a quick bite at the Mango Cafe. This trip meets at Castellow Hammock Park. Please bring plenty of drinking water, closed-toed shoes, and proctection from the sun. Bikes and helmets will be provided.


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 drinking water, 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.


Introduction to Archery at Castellow Hammock 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.


Key Biscayne Kayaking Bayside

Enjoy the sea birds soaring overhead as you paddle your way around Pelican Island and into the mangrove forest while enjoying a beautiful view of the Miami skyline. Then paddle back to the marina for a picturesque view: a horizon that blends the skyline and clouds, dotted with the silhouettes of sailboats. This trip meets at the Crandon Marina; please bring plenty of drinking water, 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 saltwater trees, and discover a world filled with Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays, and more. This trip meets at Matheson Hammock Park; after entering, you will see a booth which will charge 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.


Mini Camp Black Bear: One Day Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this one day nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our naturalist supervision. This camp meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun.


Mini Camp Manatee: One Day Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this one day nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our naturalist supervision. This camp meets at the Greynolds Park Boathouse; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun.


Nature Tots at Arch Creek Park

Join us at Arch Creek Park for a program to engage toddlers (18 months to 4 years) and their caregivers in a fun, educational, outdoor exploration & discovery program that will enhance their appreciation for nature and the enviroment. They will explore the natural world through nature walks, and stories. Each class will include activities related to that day's nature related theme. This program meet at the Arch Creek Park Nature Center.


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.


Toddlers on the Trail

Join us for a program to engage toddlers and families in a fun, educational, outdoor experience that will enchance their appreciation for nature and the environment. This naturalist-guided program will begin with a short story time followed by a nature hike through our preserve. The program will end with a fun arts and crafts activity pertaining to the theme of the story.