Meeting scheduled for March 7 at 5:30 pm.
Polk County Conservation announces phased approach to re-launching the winter sports destination.
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss a nature or science themed book once a month.
Join a naturalist on hike without flashlights as we search for nocturnal creatures that call the park home.
The story behind the couple who gave away over 8 acres of land to Polk County Conservation.
Learn how to use a GPS and go search the park to find nests of hidden eggs, collecting prizes and candy along the way. Keep an eye out for the “golden egg” worth a special prize!
How Polk County Conservation uses scent detection dogs to aid in the restoration of Ornate Box Turtles.
Learn the story of Blank Park Zoo, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and how we collectively save species from extinction. Learn about coral saving projects in Florida, Blanding’s turtle reintroductions in our own backyard, and the creation of pollinator habitat.
Prescribed burn season is upon us! Our Natural Resource Crews will be conducting prescribed burning in our parks and trails as weather allows this week and extending through the spring season.
Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
View virtual presentation on the project.
Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.