Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

Explore 8,700 acres of nature at Brooker Creek Preserve. The Environmental Education Center is a 25,000-square-foot Florida Pioneer-style complex featuring a large exhibit area, three classrooms, and an auditorium that seats 200. Groups will enjoy a variety of nature experiences at the preserve, including nature hikes on over 2.5 miles of trails, indoor and outdoor educational programs, and workshops. Exhibits contain artifacts, plant displays, and more. The center partners with Sensing Nature for educational programs that focus on topics such as the history of Brooker Creek Preserve, ecology, wildlife, and more. Activities include dip netting in the creek and animal tracking.

Contact Info
Address: 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. Pinellas County. Tel: 727-453-6800. Email: Website: Hrs: Wed. 9AM-8:30PM, Tues.-Sun. 9AM-4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2.5-6 hours. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Social Studies.

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