Exhibit areas will re-open to the public on April 15th. Visitors will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Brooker Creek Preserve
Brooker Creek Preserve is approximately 8,700 acres, and the largest natural area in Pinellas County. It consists primarily of forested wetlands and pine flatwoods. Bordered by dense urban development, the Preserve provides both a unique refuge for native flora and fauna, as well as an opportunity for citizens to explore the natural beauty of wild Florida. The Preserve also serves to protect a significant portion of the Brooker Creek Watershed. A complex of hiking and equestrian trails provide visitors an opportunity to explore the Preservels many ecosystems.
Free Admission! - Donations Welcome
These webinars take place via Zoom. Registration is required.
Friday, May 14 at 10:00am
Meet the Mantids--The Insect World’s Kung Fu Experts
Join Miss Liz to learn about some of Florida's most fascinating insects. We'll explore how they live and hunt and maybe even meet a live mantid! Great for all ages! Presented by Liz Childress, BCP Volunteer and leader of Family Fun Friday Program. Register here!
Tuesday, May 18 at 2:00pm
Get Your Mind In the Gutter
What comes to mind when you think of a gutter? Perhaps, "I really need to clean mine out", or "I wish I had those", or maybe just something as simple as "rainwater". In this class we are going to follow the flow of rainwater from your roof to see where our water goes through the lens of what we call "storm water". We will explore how we play a critical role in the big picture of storm water and the impacts of this water to our local ecosystems. We will start big and end with what you can do to help improve water quality right in your own yard or neighborhood. Presented by Lara Milligan, Natural Resources Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County. Register here!
Wednesday, May 26 at 2:00pm
The Life of Lichen
Brooker Creek Preserve is home to many of Florida's fascinating lichens. We will explore these unusual organisms and study their natural history. Identification tips, interesting facts and more await participants. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Register here!
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