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 February outing will be at  Losco Regional Park- CLICK HERE to register!
We'll be doing an Outdoor Exercise Workshop and Intro to Trail Runs 


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