Virtual Environmental Programs

During these challenging times, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center continues to play an active part in the environmental education and conservation communities through virtual programming.  By making educational resources available on our website and through social media, we hope to encourage individuals and families to pursue their own personal conservation missions from home, your own back yard, the beach, or anywhere you can get outdoors and enjoy nature safely.  See below for a list of available programs and presentations!  Visit At Home with Gumbo Limbo for additional activities your family can do together in your own backyard!

Select the Virtual Program Below to learn more!

Beachcombing Gumbo Limbo Style!

One of our most popular pre-quarantine programs at Gumbo Limbo was Beach Treasures, a lecture at the Center followed by beachcombing with the experts at Red Reef Park!  Well, you and your family can still enjoy the beaches together and we can help!  This self-guided program will provide the knowledge and incentive to get out, enjoy the beach, find cool natural treasures, and help wildlife all at the same time.

Watch the video below to join us for a tour of the beach at Red Reef Park, with a conservation twist.  You will learn beachcombing tips and how to identify cool beach treasures using our free Gumbo Limbo Beachcombing Guide.  Now you are ready to head out on your own beach treasure hunt!



The Science of Nature!

Join us monthly on Facebook ( for a naturalist guided lesson on coastal ecology topics. Recordings available of previous lessons.

 Recycling Science:  The Blue Bin!

Recyclable bottles and plastics







Sunday, April 11 at 10:00 am (EDT) on Facebook!

Free program.

Recommended for ages 10 – adult.

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day, and we are going to take another look at recycling, one of the ways communities work toward a more sustainable future.  Recycling Science:  The Blue Bin, looks at the use of physics to transform various metals, glasses, and plastics into usable materials for their next life.  But is it enough?  What else can we do to help in the face of a global plastic crisis?  Join us to find out!

Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

World, National, and Local Appreciation Days! 

Gumbo Limbo celebrates well-known and not-so-well-known appreciation days.  Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

World Planting Day

Watering Flowers











Sunday, March 21 at 10:00 am (EDT) 

Free program.

Recommended for ages 10 to adult

This is a day dedicated to planting in whatever capacity you are able, from indoor to outdoor planting, joining a community garden to supporting an organization that plants trees, or even spreading the word on the importance of plants and pollinators.   Exercise your green thumb with Gumbo Limbo as we share some fun and practical ideas about growing plants wherever you may live.

Gopher Tortoise Day

Gopher Tortoise









Photo by Ben Hicks

Saturday, April 10 at 10:00 am (EDT) 

Free program.

Recommended for all ages

April 10 is the day we celebrate Florida’s only native tortoise, the gopher tortoise.  Learn how the threatened gopher tortoise provides shelter for over 360 other species, and how we can help in its struggle for survival!  For Gopher Tortoise activities for all ages, visit At Home With Gumbo Limbo!