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!
Gumbo Limbo's popular Little Wonders (ages 3-4) and Nature Detectives (ages 5-7) programs are now available virtually, with a new topic each month! The program includes a short nature lesson, a craft lesson, and a story-time video for each age group. Gumbo Limbo will provide free craft kits, available for reservation and pick-up at Gumbo Limbo, while supplies last! Please note, you must reserve a kit in advance. Call Alyssa Saldarriaga at 561-544-8612 to reserve your kit. Scheduled craft kit pick-up will be Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-2:00 pm, outside of Gumbo Limbo’s front gate, where you will be met by a staff member. Kits from previous month’s crafts may still be available, so if you missed a month, just ask!
What’s for Dinner? Available August 22
Learn about food chains! The craft for this theme, a Stackable Food Chain Kit, is recommended for children 4 and up by the manufacturer.
Rooting for Plants - Why Plants are Important
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!