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Most people living in Florida today have never
actually experienced walking through an old growth
Florida woodland, or
exploring a natural pond, sinkhole, or water recharge area. And so
what? These things can quickly become boring if you don’t know what you are looking
at. –If you don’t find something to interest you.
Shady Grove Preserve Walking Tours and Nature
Labs are led by expert guides, Stephen
Powell and Marnie Hutcheson, who not only explain what you are seeing,
smelling, and touching and how it works; they give you the opportunity to explore, ask
questions, and – forever change the way they perceive these natural
These Labs are
designed for young people of all ages. The topics are clearly explained
and easy to understand. The Labs are presented in an engaging
informative ‘hands on’ style as the class moves along its trek through
the beautiful Shady Grove Nature Preserve, in Ocala Florida. Each
90-minute lab includes its own Lab Manual and materials for students to
take away with them.
Participants learn about our water recharge system,
and the wonderful habitats it powers by seeing it in action in
Shady Grove Preserve's water recharge system.
Participants learn how vulnerable our natural water system and its many
habitats are, and what they can and should do to conserve and protect
our water supply. Participants take away their lab books, and new
enthusiasm for and appreciation of our natural systems.
K-12 students $5 each, Adults, in families and
clubs / groups $15 each, Contact us to reserve
your time and space.
Note: Depending on the topic, the students may
walk quite a distance during the lab. Shady Grove Preserve is happy to
accommodate individuals with special needs, just give us a call.