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Gear up for some fungal fun and discover the life that’s beneath your feet! Learn about mushrooms with a mycologist and then take an easy hike in the park with us! The preserve has an abundance of wetland areas that provide a good environment for mushrooms and fungi to develop.

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Masks are recommended for this program.


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About this program

This socially distant, personalized tour of the park is ideal for homeschool or learning pod groups. There is no admission or parking charge so feel free to stay after our program ends to explore the park further, have a picnic lunch or enjoy nature!

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Museum in the Parks


Name: Alberto Lopez Torres, Florida Museum

Email: alopez@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Sweetwater Preserve

309 SE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608

Website: View Venue Website

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