Guided Nature Programs

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Due to the current circumstances and based on the CDC’s recommendations, St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department (ERD) will be suspending all in-person guided hike and paddle programs until further notice.

We are, however, EXCITED to announce that we will be offering Virtual Guided Nature Programs in the near future.  Our goal is to have some prerecorded videos, like the teaser below, as well as some live in the field.  Stay tuned for some exciting programs and chances to virtually visit with your favorite program leaders and volunteers.



Nocturnal Neighbors Night Hike

Free Guided Nature Program

Friday, January 10th – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nocturnal Neighbors Night Hike at Steven J. Fousek Preserve

Every preserve has a myriad of critters that are affected differently by light. We’ll watch and listen for owls, nighthawks, and all manner of plants and smaller critters with interesting nighttime colors under a naturalist’s black light.  Learn about how wavelengths of light have the power to render a plant or animal’s exterior different colors, and how nature can “change clothing” between day and night.

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