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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.

Arch Creek Park Ghost Tour & Campfire

Explore the dark woods of haunted and historical Arch Creek Park and hear the grisly and chilling tales of the past that's still present. Learn about the darker side of your local park on a guided night hike throughout trails. Complete the night around the campfire. This program meets at the park Nature Center and is not recommended for children under 9; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, a flashlight, tools to capture paranormal evidence and a pack of marshmallows.


Bat Walk at AD Barnes 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 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 bring comfortable closed-toe shoes and insect repellant.


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


Campfire & Owl Walk at Castellow Hammock 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 "Kayak" Tour

Explore the history of Coral Gables in this leisurely kayak 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.


Creatures of the Night Hike at Castellow Hammock

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 a tour of 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 Castellow Hammock Park Nature Center.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Tales & Trails at Arch Creek Park

Join us for a program at Arch Creek Park to engage children and families in fun, educational, outdoor experiences that enchance their appreciation for nature and the environment. Each month, the park will feature a story of a specially selected nature-theme, as well as various arts, science and nature activities.


Toddler & Treats on the Trail

Looking for a not-too-scary Halloween activity for your toddler? Join us for a program to engage toddlers and families in a fun, educational, outdoor experience that enchance their appreciation for nature and the environment. This naturalist guided programs will start off by having a short story time, followed by a nature hike through our preserve. You will encounter some of our very own creatures giving away delicious treats, therefore feel free to participate and dress up in your favorite costume!