WFSU producer Rob Diaz de Villegas works to have EcoAdventures with his two young sons. It can be a challenge to find the time and to keep them engaged, but the results are rewarding.
Raising Kids with Nature
EcoAdventuresLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyPlants- From Wildflowers to Longleaf PineRaising Kids with Nature
We hike the Munson Sandhills in late March, finding early spring wildflowers in bloom, including two lupine species and new green blueberries.
Apalachicola River and BayEcoAdventuresRaising Kids with Nature
Our family hikes the Garden of Eden Trail through steephead ravines, a recently burned longleaf forest, and up to Florida’s highest river bluff.
Longleaf Pine & Fire EcologyRaising Kids with NatureSwamps and other Wetlands
Two families visit dried out ephemeral wetlands in the Munson Sandhills. Even without water, they find gopher frogs and visit rare butterfly habitat.
EcoAdventuresFloridan Aquifer: Springs, Sinks, and MoreRaising Kids with NatureSwamps and other WetlandsWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Kids play in muck, meet frogs and newts, and bond with ephemeral wetlands in the Apalachicola National Forest as parents collect data on wetland wildlife.
EcoAdventuresLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyRaising Kids with NatureSwamps and other Wetlands
We head deep into the Apalachicola National Forest in search of the most remote spot in Florida’s Big Bend. It’s part of one family’s years long mission.
In the GardenPollinators and GardeningRaising Kids with NatureWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
In a two-minute video, watch monarch caterpillars grow, metamorphose, and emerge as butterflies. Kids help raise monarchs and we learn about milkweed.
Floridan Aquifer: Springs, Sinks, and MoreLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyRaising Kids with NatureSwamps and other WetlandsWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
To bring the striped newt back to the Apalachicola National Forest, the Coastal Plains Institute is working with partners, volunteers, and local children.
EcoAdventuresRaising Kids with NatureRivers and StreamsThe Red Hills of Florida & GeorgiaWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
On a sandbar in the Apalachicola National Forest, children immerse themselves in turtles, frogs, fish, butterflies and more on the Ochlockonee River.
Apalachicola River and BayEcoAdventuresKayak and Canoe AdventuresRaising Kids with NatureRivers and Streams
A WFSU producer takes his 4-year-old son kayaking and camping for two days of Apalachicola RiverTrek. A companion cycle trip tours forests along the river.