All Students are Welcome
Plan a Visit Today
The Oakland Nature Preserve welcomes students of all ages to visit the 128-acre nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center. We are open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. until sunset.
Give your classes an experience and not just a field trip
The education programs at the Preserve offer members and visitors an opportunity to observe and interpret natural systems and understand the need to restore altered ecosystems.
In nature, there are endless lessons to be learned.
In House School Programs
Please email Director@OaklandNaturePreserve if you are interested in bringing a class to the Environmental Education Center. Please include the following information in your email message:
- Perspective Number of students attending
- Their general age/grade
- Preferred date or date range of the visit
- Affiliation (School or Institute Visiting)
A fee of $3.00 for each person in the group is required.
A typical field trip lasts approximately three-four hours. This includes a hike down the boardwalk to Lake Apopka, a short lecture on our history in the Education Center and an animal demonstration.
Sunshine State Standards and ONP
The Oakland Nature Preserve is aware of the standards, benchmarks and access points used by the Florida Public School System. The lesson are designed to give the information students are required to learn at each grade level in such a way that it has a greater impact then if presented in the classroom. A visit to the Oakland Nature Preserve will provide classes with the information teachers are required to teach and students are required to learn.