Outdoor Explore!




Outdoor Explore! Is the Jacksonville Zoo’s family nature club. Each month we meet in a different location to explore the green spaces around our city and interact with the natural world!  Outdoor Explore! is intended for children in 2nd-5th grade and their siblings of all ages!

Giving your child the opportunity to play outside is a precious gift with many positive benefits.  Nature play helps kids to:

* Build resilience * Be observant and focus attention 
* Boost academic performance  * Enhance creativity, critical thinking, problem solving
* Develop the use of senses * Develop self-control
* Develop respect for all living things * Discover and understand feelings
* Develop social skills * Practice risk taking and risk assessment

CLICK HERE for our more information about Outdoor Explore!  




Questions? Email our Nature Play Leader, The Green Spectacle at GreenSpectacle@jacksonvillezoo.org 

Play Schedule:

Outdoor Explore! meets once a month at different locations around Jacksonville to participate in imaginative play and nature exploration as a family. Outings last from 10am-12pm. Below are the club days for the coming year.

Our January outing will be at  Betz-Tiger Point Preserve- CLICK HERE to register!
We'll be doing a Map Riddle Scavenger Hunt.


2020

January

18th

 February  8th
March  7th
 April  4th
May  2nd
 June  6th

July

11th

August

8th

September

5th

October

3rd

November

14th

December

5th