Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center features exhibits that help visitors understand how natural Florida has changed over time and the ecological footprints left by those changes. Our exhibit gallery, Brooker Creek Preserve: Windows to Our Wildest Place, focuses on how the land and the humans who live there are connected to one another. Interpretive Trail Signs along the boardwalks and Education Center Trail guide visitors on a journey of discovery about how water connects us all.
The discovery-oriented exhibits at Brooker Creek Preserve highlight many aspects of the ecology and history of the area, which allow you to travel back in time, encounter Florida’s subtle seasonal changes, and even experience life as a gopher tortoise. Discover your own connection to nature at Brooker Creek Preserve. The exhibit hall is free and open to the public during the Center’s normal business hours.
The Interpretive Trail Signs at Brooker Creek Preserve begin as soon as visitors step onto the boardwalk leading to the Center. They continue along the Wildlands Hiking Trail’s Education Center Trail Loop. Phase I, installed in 2006, and the recently completed Phase II signs treat visitors to a multi-sensory experience as they discover everything in nature is connected through dynamic relationships.
The main messages of the signs include: