Free Opportunities to Explore South Florida Nature


The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management has announced its summer 2016 “Adventure Awaits” event series, with all kinds of opportunities for the public to explore and enjoy natural areas in South Florida. Environmental Resources Management naturalists lead the free events, taking people on cycling, paddling and nature photography tours and through swamp areas. This summer’s schedule will also feature hikes and outdoor yoga sessions, led by a certified yoga instructor.

The events are for experienced outdoorspeople, as well as novices.

These are just a few of the upcoming events:

-June 10 at 6 p.m.: A sunset photography workshop and guided photography tour at the Winding Waters Natural Area in West Palm Beach

-June 15 at 5:30 p.m.: A sunset paddle at Fullerton Island in Jupiter

-June 18 at 9 a.m.: An adventure for kids, called Growing Up Wild, Connecting Kids to Nature, at Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area

-June 25 at 8 a.m.: A bike and hike on the trails of Loxahatchee Slough

“We have seen a tremendous response to our first season of Adventure Awaits, and are excited about the new opportunities that we are adding for our second season,” says Environmental Resources Management Director Rob Robbins in a press release. “These events are a fantastic way of introducing people to our natural areas and giving them a level of comfort when returning and exploring on their own.”

Space is limited and advance registration is required. The full Adventure Awaits schedule is here. For more information on specific events or to reserve your spot, call 561/233-2400 or click here.