The award-winning Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center lies within Pinellas County’s largest natural area, Brooker Creek Preserve, and is part of Parks and Conservation Resources. The Center supports the applied management and ecological monitoring objectives of the division through educational programming and volunteerism.
The Center provides a window into natural Florida through interpretive programs and guided nature tours with educational instruction, exhibits and public outreach activities, presentations and workshops, and other events. Residents and visitors alike who are curious to learn more about the Preserve and its history can experience, discover and better understand the connections between people and the land through Center offerings.
Nestled amid a wetland forest alongside Brooker Creek, the Center is a beautiful, 25,000-square-foot, three-building complex designed in old Florida Pioneer-style architecture. It includes a 6,000-square-foot exhibit area, indoor and out-of-doors classrooms, and an auditorium capable of seating over 200 people.
A Resource Center is available for citizens seeking help with projects such as landscaping with native plants, retention pond reclamation, or identification of flora and fauna.
Our mission is to empower citizens to improve their quality of life and establish a connection with their environment through research-based educational programs focused on natural, cultural and historical resources.