Forever Florida

 
Immerse yourself in nature and exciting adventure at the Forever Florida preserve. Soar through the air on a zip line adventure, go on a safari aboard an open-air coach, and learn about heritage-breed cattle at the Crescent J Ranch. This unique experience will teach groups about the history, heritage, and culture of Florida while also introducing them to the state’s natural wonders and ecosystems. Forever Florida is also a perfect destination for camping as it offers cabin rentals, a remote campground, and the nearby Camp Illahaw.
 
Contact Info
Address: 4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, FL 34773. Osceola County.
 
Tel: 407-957-9794.
 
 
 
Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM.
 
SCHOOLS
Students can go on an educational field trip through the Nature Tour, which takes them through the cattle ranch and Florida wilderness. This program teaches them about local ecosystems and conservation, endangered species, and historical horses and cattle. The Heritage Program focuses on the history of Florida, from the expeditions of Ponce De Leon to what life was like for cowboys. For a more physical outdoor experience, groups can schedule a pony ride, a walking trail ride on horseback, or a 2 ½-hour Zipline Adventure, where they’ll reach heights of 68 feet, and experience three types of zipline courses.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 866-854-3837.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: animals, camping, ecology, history, science, ziplines.
 
SCOUTS
The Horsemanship program fulfills many requirements for Scout badges. Scouts can learn about horseback riding skills, safety, equipment, and equipment maintenance; as well as about horse anatomy, behavior, and hoof and dental care. They can have a guided pony ride, or a walking trail ride on horseback through historic trails and a creek. For Scouts interested in camping, Forever Florida offers indoor and outdoor facilities, including two climate-controlled bunkhouses.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 866-854-3837.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours-Overnight.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
  
Registration: Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Camping, Environmental Science, Physical Education.
Topics Covered: animals, camping, ecology, hiking, horseback riding, ziplines.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue