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!

 


Seashell Creations

Nature provides a bounty of beautiful materials for decorating and crafts.  The ocean is especially generous with her gifts; people have been using seashells for thousands of years to create clothing, jewelry, and décor.  Here is your chance to learn to use shells in unique holiday creations.  

In a pre-recorded video, you will get to see imaginative holiday decorations from our Ornaments Naturally classes; we will also take you step by step through a shell craft demo.  Free craft kits will be available for pickup upon request, while supplies last, beginning December 15, call 561-544-8605 to reserve your kit. Click on the link below to watch your video.

Seashell Creations

Recommended for ages 8 and up, adult supervision required for use of hot glue.

Seashell craft

 

Seashell craft

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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 - Fire Ecology

 

Sunday, January 10 at 10:00 am (EDT) live on Facebook!Forest Fire

Free program.

Recommended for ages 10 – adult.

January's topic - Fire Ecology! 

We are now well into South Florida’s dry season.  Periodic wildfires have shaped the land for millennia, and many plant and animal species have adapted to and even thrive in Florida's fire-prone systems.  How does this mighty force of nature both create and destroy?

Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:  facebook.com/GumboLimboNatureCenter


Nutty Squirrels!

Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 am (EDT) live on Facebook!

Squirrel with nuts

Free program.

All ages. 

Join us for a live program honoring the mammal of the hour, the squirrel!  Yep, you read that right! January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  Tune in to learn some fascinating facts about these nutty rodents and you may leave with a new appreciation for these crafty critters.

Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:   facebook.com/GumboLimboNatureCenter

 

 


Night Explorers - A Night at the Aquarium

Friday, January 29 at 6:00 pm (EDT) live on Facebook!

 

Free program.

All ages. 

There is nothing like a behind-the-scenes peek at what our fish do in their aquariums when they think no one is watching!  Join us for the entertaining, after-hours antics of our fish (and maybe even our staff!) as they delight you with an up-close and personal virtual visit to Gumbo Limbo after dark!