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Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades. 

 

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

© 2018-2019 by the League of Environmental Educators in Florida.

Field Trips & Workshops

8:30AM - 10:30AM

Conference participants can choose between two field trips or sign up for one of two heritage workshops. All field trips and workshops leave from the Silver River Museum at 8:30am. If you are participating, make sure to arrive by at least 8:15am. There are no concurrent sessions or other presentations during 8:30am-10:30am.

You can RSVP for field trips and workshops when registering for the conference.

Field Trip #1: Natural Communities Eco-Tour

Enjoy a guided tram and boat ride through the natural communities of Silver Springs State Park. Consider bringing a pair of binoculars to view the wildlife in the woods and on the river. 

No extra fee. 24 person limit

Field Trip #2: Guided Nature Hike

Hike alongside experts to learn about the natural communities and history of Silver Springs State Park as you explore the River Trail. This 1.3 mile loop begins in the dry uplands and gradually shifts lower in elevation to our wetlands before reaching the Silver River. 

No extra fee. 

Heritage Craft Workshop #1: 

Pioneer Skills and Cooking

Explore the Silver River Pioneer Village as you learn how the early settlers to Florida harnessed natural resources to survive. Try your hand at cooking over a fire in a log cabin from the 1830’s. Participants will get to eat what they cook.

$6 per person, paid during registration. 20 person limit.

Heritage Craft Workshop #2: 

Museum Tour and Stone Tool Making

The Silver River Museum offers exhibits on Florida history, natural history, geology, archaeology, paleontology and ecology. Participants will stand face to face with a 12,000 year old Columbian Mammoth, peer into the jaws of a giant prehistoric shark, and glimpse into the lives of Paleo Indians. After a guided museum tour participants will learn the art of flint knapping, creating a stone tool to take home.

$6 per person, paid during registration. 20 person limit.