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Learn about Florida wildlife by exploring museum collections, observing live organisms as we hike along trails and participate in socially distanced activities about the plants and animals found in our parks!

These unique events give participants:

  • An up-close look at Museum specimens to learn about the collections and their importance
  • The chance to take part in activities relating to pollinators
  • A special hike and personalized tour of the creatures that live in local parks
  • Access to an iNaturalist group to help identify specimens seen during the program

Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be implemented for the program.

people walking on a trailPrice: $12 per adult/child pair, includes park entrance fee. $6 per additional person. Best suited for children in grades 1-6.
Time: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Theme: Pollinators
Location: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot
Instructors:  Kristin Rossetti, Conservation Coordinator with the Daniels Lab, and Matt Standridge, Research Technician with the Daniels Lab.

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Make sure to sign up soon as there are limited spots for each session!

Want to take part on your own instead?

tote bag and other items on a tablePurchase a Self-Exploration Kit from the Museum Gift Shop for $19.95 and take part in self-guided activities at your own pace! These kits will be available starting Oct. 19 and have personalized videos, field guides, hands-on activities and special equipment for each topic to maximize learning and fun!

They also include a vehicle park pass so you can go out to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and put it all into practice on your own!



Name: Alberto Lopez Torres, Florida Museum

Email: alopez@floridamuseum.ufl.edu


Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Phone: 352-545-6000

Website: View Venue Website

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