Jr Naturalist Program

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Introducing the new Jr. Naturalist Program at Cox Science Center and Aquarium

Calling all young nature enthusiast! Join us for our new Jr. Naturalist program and learn about what makes Florida a unique ecosystem. During this program, you’ll learn about endangered species, Florida’s habitats, and indicator species. This program is a hands-on program for ages 7-15. Participants will earn eco-patches for each monthly subject they attend.

Date: Last Saturday of each month

Time: 10am - 12pm

Location: Stiles Nicholson STEM Education Center, across the street from the CSCA main building

Price: $20/non-member, $15/member

*Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.

 

Upcoming Sessions:

January 28th, 2023 - Reptiles and Amphibians: 

Calling all Jr. Naturalist! Come learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians and the important roles they play in the environment. Also learn how to identify frog calls and the difference between native and invasive reptiles.

 

February 25th, 2023 - Habitat Evaluation:

Come learn about the exciting habitats that are found in Florida and what lives there. You will also what makes a perfect habitat and how you can create your own perfect habitat at home!

 

March 25th, 2023 - Conservation Methods:

Calling all future wildlife biologist and scientist! Come learn about the past and current methods that biologist uses to protect and preserve wildlife like panthers, bears, and American Crocodiles. See what gear they use to track these animals and learn about what methods have worked.

 

April 29th, 2023 - Native Plants: 

Interested in creating a native habitat in your backyard? Come learn about the native plants of Florida and how they are beneficial to our local wildlife. Learn how they are easier to maintain than the non-native plants brought in by other nurseries. During this program, you will also have the opportunity to gain volunteer hours by help the Cox Science Center and Aquarium plant a butterfly garden.

 

May 27th, 2023 - Endangered Species: 

Do you know why some plants and animals are listed threatened, endangered, or extinct in the wild? Come learn about the difference between their conservation status and why and an animal would be listed as Endangered. Learn about the impacts humans and invasive species have on the survival of native wildlife.

 


 

For more information, please call 561-832-2026 or email aquyle@coxsciencecenter.org

 

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