Step Out in Nature is a program of the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle through walking the Arboretum's beautiful trails.
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As part of the program, the Arboretum is offering the following activities until March 16th:
January 17th – Predators & Prey Day!
Learn about predator/prey relationships during a hike. Learn how to identify which creatures we spot/hear along the way, are they predators, prey, or both? Activity: Play “Predator/Prey Tag”, and go for a hike.
January 24th – A Walk in the Woods and Nature Walk with a Naturalist/Biologist
February 7th – The Pirates are Coming!
Let’s learn about outdoor skills by learning navigational skills and find cool things hidden in the woods. Activity: Play “treasure hunt” while hiking around the Arboretums trails.
February 14th – A Walk in the Woods and Nature Walk with a Naturalist/Biologist
February 21st – Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes!
Let’s learn about invasive plants and how they affect our ecosystems, we will find local examples including the invasive air potato. Activity: Play “Hot Potato” and do potato sack races and go for a hike to collect air potatoes and have potato sack races.
February 28th – A Walk in the Woods and Nature Walk with a Naturalist/Biologist
March 7th – Spring Will be Springing!
Go on a wildflower walk and learn about different flowering plants and the insects that thrive in the spring Activity: TBD
March 14th – A Walk in the Woods and Nature Walk with a Naturalist/Biologist
March/February (Date TBD) –Finale!
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