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

Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 am (EDT) live on Facebook!

Free program.

Recommended for ages 10 – adult.

November’s topic - Florida’s Resident Reptiles!  Learn about and meet some of the reptiles living throughout Florida’s wild forests, wetlands, and coastal areas.  Learn to identify native and invasive reptiles, understand their impacts on Florida’s ecology. Contribute to an herpetology database by adding your own reptile sightings using iNaturalist from your backyard or anywhere you ovserve reptiles!

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Virtually In-Seine

Sunday, October 25, 10:00-11:00 am (EDT) live on Facebook!

Free program for all ages.

Join us live from the dry comfort of your home, as we seine for marine life in the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.  What’s seining you ask?  Watch our seining video below.  Then visit our Facebook page on one or both Sundays, as we explore the Intracoastal waters together. Pufferfish, shrimp, triggerfish, and juvenile barracudas are some of our regulars. What do you think we will collect in our seine?  Find out for yourself! Ask us questions about the marvelous marine life we have here in South Florida.

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Choose Your Own Adventure LIVE!

The Haunted Hammock

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for an interactive Haunted exploration! As night begins to shroud the island in mystery and suspense, you our viewers, get to decide the fate of where we will go and what we will do next! Tune in if you dare!

Free program, no registration required. Recommended for Ages 7 & up.

Friday October 30th, 6:30pm-7:15pm

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