The City of Pensacola Neighborhood Resources Department offers a wide variety of classes and programs throughout the year. Program times vary and are offered seven days a week. Programs are divided into four groups: Youth, Youth Camps, Adult, and Senior. Regardless of age we have something for you!
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park provides resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The park has something for every nature enthusiast; including self-guided interpretive trails, guided tours, wildlife discovery, fishing and so much more.
Camp Fire values children and youth and recognizes them as contributors to society by honoring their journey from birth to adulthood; fostering their development from dependence, to independence, to interdependence; and recognizing and supporting the roles of family and community in the youth development process. Camp Fire translates its values into action through volunteer development, group experiences, mentoring relationship, youth decision making, embracing diverse populations, community collaborations and partnerships, advocacy, experiential learning, self-reflection and fun.
At Sandoway House Nature Center, we care about our community and the state of our environment. It is our mission to create the best experience for our visitors, our staff and our animals as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a nature center in a historic beachfront setting.
Grassy Waters Preserve is a community environmental education center whose mission is to connect visitors of all ages with the pristine wetland ecosystem that acts as their water supply. Through place-based experiential learning, Grassy Waters seeks to cultivate a deeper appreciation of the natural environment while educating, inspiring, and empowering citizens. By fostering a sense of environmental stewardship, Grassy Waters hopes to ensure that this unique wetland system continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.
Hardee County Wildlife Refuge and Pioneer Park
The Hardee County Wildlife Refuge at Pioneer Park is dedicated to caring for rescued and rehabiltated animals. The vast majority of animals living at the Refuge are native to Florida. The staff are responsible for providing the animals with the best care possible. Each animal is treated to a proper diet and the best enviroment possible. Please join us for a tour of the facility on the elevated boardwalk.
The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. is dedicated to environmental awareness and education. The Center is a cooperating association with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The center offers both on and off-site native wildlife presentations and field experiences to local natural areas.
South Florida Science Center & Aquarium
The organization's primary mission is the rescue, care, rehabilitation and eventual release back to the wild of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Inherent in this mission is the education of adults and children, and encouraging them to live a peaceful coexistence with their wild neighbors.
Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach delivered reliable electricity to the community for 16 years before the commercial operation of Big Bend Unit 4 in 1986. That year, people started seeing manatees in large numbers in the power station's discharge canal, where saltwater – taken from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4 – flowed, clean and warm, back to the bay. When Tampa Bay reached 68 degrees or colder, the mammals would seek out this new refuge. The Manatee Viewing Center was soon born.