EDUCATION AT ARCHBOLD
Nurturing connection to nature, environmental identity, and a sense of place
At Archbold, those who visit us learn scientific knowledge and build a connection to nature through guided activities and mentoring, preparing them for science careers and responsible Earth citizenship.
Our place-based Education Program activities - serving K-12 students, college classes, early professionals, lifelong learners, and more - draw from decades of ecological research and education to build scientific knowledge, connect with wild Florida, and inspire careers in science.
Environmental Stewardship Field Day
Thu. 11/16/23; 12:00 pm - Thu. 11/16/23; 7:00 pm
Buck Island Ranch
Join us for Archbold's first Environmental Stewardship Field Day at Buck Island Ranch
Science lessons for 3rd to 5th Grade classes
Free learning modules for teachers
Archbold’s “Science in the Scrub” lessons are classroom activities for 3rd to 5th grade students. With them, students learn about Florida’s plants and animals. All “Science in the Scrub” lessons are aligned with the Florida state educational standards, and make an excellent complement to our field-trip experiences.
Our lesson collection is centered around a three-module curriculum exploring the Florida Scrub-Jay. We also have modules covering outdoor science experiments and evolutionary adaptation.
Queen of Red Hill
At Home in the Florida Scrub
The Science of Life
Soil Nutrients with Maya
Fungal Herbarium with Elan
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavity
Cowboys and Scientists
Animal Features are Bone Deep
How to Age a Saw Palmetto
Archbold's Weather Station
Florida Scrub Coloring Book
A coloring book for young learners, plus standards-aligned language arts worksheets to be used in concert with Archbold blog posts.
Elementary school field trips
Bringing ecology to life
Archbold offers free field trips to Florida public elementary schools.
More ways to learn with us
Continuing education and community outreach
Building a community of lifelong learners
Archbold provides a wide variety of continuing education opportunities. These include lectures, seminars, guided tours, meetings, workshops, and special interest programs — as well as our Nature Trails and permanent exhibits.
In addition, the Station often hosts tailored programming for arts organizations, environmental nonprofits, and professional organizations. Contact our Education Office to learn more about customized tours and visits.