Educational Programs

Jekyll Island

Size: 
5700 acres

Location

Jekyll Island
214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States
Phone: (877) 453 - 5955
31° 3' 38.142" N, 81° 25' 12.9684" W

Jekyll Island is a barrier island on Georgia's coast that is located midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. The island is owned by state of Georgia and operated by the Jekyll Island Authority. Development is limited to 35 percent of the island, preserving most of it as native ecosystem.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Size: 
14000 acres

Location

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway
Orick, CA 95555
United States
Phone: (707) 465-7347
41° 24' 15.57" N, 124° 1' 44.4288" W

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Humboldt County, California and protects old-growth Coast Redwood trees. Many of the redwoods reach over 300 feet high and the third largest Coast Redwood, named Iluvatar, is located in the park's Atlas Grove. The forest within the park is also comprised of Coast Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock. In addition to the redwood forest, the park also contains Gold Bluffs Beach which represents 10 miles of scenic coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

Size: 
342 acres

Location

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park
2 Barefoot Beach Boulevard
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
United States
Phone: (239) 591-8596
26° 19' 6.852" N, 81° 50' 24.4932" W

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park is located on a barrier island in Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast and is part of the Collier County park system. The park features 8200 feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico that is popular for swimming and fishing. Little Hickory Bay and Wiggins Pass are other major water features within the preserve.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Size: 
13000 acres

Location

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Road West
Naples, FL 34120
United States
Phone: (239) 348-9151
26° 22' 28.9596" N, 81° 36' 13.014" W

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located in Southwestern Florida, situated north of Naples and east of Bonita Springs. The sanctuary is comprised of wetlands in the Western Everglades and includes the largest remaining virgin bald cypress forest in the world.

Grand Canyon National Park

Size: 
1217262 acres

Location

Grand Canyon National Park
2 Albright Ave
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
United States
Phone: (928) 638-7888
36° 3' 9.1656" N, 112° 8' 23.7012" W

Grand Canyon National Park is located in Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona and protects over 1.2 million acres of the famous Grand Canyon. The canyon is a massive gorge formed by the Colorado River and is considered on of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles across at its widest and up to a mile deep.

Grand Canyon National Park was created in 1919 and is the United States 15-oldest national park. Over 4 million people visit the park annually to view the natural wonders of the canyon.

Duke Farms

Size: 
2740 acres

Location

Duke Farms
80 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
United States
Phone: (908) 243-3600
40° 33' 16.5096" N, 74° 36' 57.9384" W

Duke Farms is a Hillsborough, New Jersey estate that was founded by James Buchanan Duke, the founder of Duke Power and the American Tobacco Company. The estate was most recently the home of Duke's daughter, Doris, who inherited the estate when she was 12 years old and it was her main residence until her death in 1992. The estate is now owned by the Duke Farms Foundation.

Gillette Castle State Park

Size: 
122 acres

Location

Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
United States
Phone: (860) 526-2336
41° 25' 53.1156" N, 72° 25' 44.436" W

Gillette Castle State Park is located in the towns of East Haddam and Lyme, Connecticut and overlooks the Connecticut River. The park is located on a former estate named Seven Sisters that was owned by late actor William Gillette. A prominent feature of the park is Gillette's former residence that resembles a castle and was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Size: 
720567 acres

Location

Big Cypress National Preserve
Route 75
Ochopee, FL 34141
United States
Phone: (239) 695-1201
26° 9' 40.7736" N, 80° 53' 4.1136" W

Big Cypress National Preserve is located in southern Florida. The terrain is somewhat more elevated than the nearby Everglades National Park, but the two are part of the same ecosystem. The park is comprised of cypress forest, mangrove and a range of other flora.

Indian Springs State Park

Size: 
528 acres

Location

Indian Springs State Park
678 Lake Clark Road
Flovilla, GA 30216
United States
Phone: (770) 504-2277
33° 14' 50.8056" N, 83° 55' 19.6968" W

Indian Springs State Park is located in central Georgia between the cities of Atlanta and Macon. The park is named for a series of natural springs which the Creek Indians considered as having healing properties. Several structures were constructed within the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), including The Spring House.

Maplewood State Park

Size: 
9250 acres

Location

Maplewood State Park
39721 Park Entrance Road
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
United States
Phone: (218) 863-8383
46° 32' 18.87" N, 95° 57' 13.5936" W

Maplewood State Park is located in Western Minnesota in the Leaf Mountains. The park features numerous hardwood trees like oak, elm and maple that provide excellent fall foliage.

Miles of trails offer families great hiking and horseback riding. During the winter, the trails offer cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling.