Education is a vital part of the Trout Lake Nature Center’s purpose.

This past year 5,000 students participated in our Environmental Education Programs

We offer a variety of programs year-round to help our visitors learn more about the wildlife, ecosystems and the flora and fauna of the Central Florida region.

Educational Programs:

We provide an extensive list of programs that are available to public, private and home-schooled children. The original education programs for PreK to 5th grade were developed with the assistance of seven Lake County  science teachers. TLNC school education programs are correlated to current Florida education standards and are continually being updated to meet changing standards.   This education programming provides students with a unique learning experience for each grade-level. Our Education Committee is constantly working to enhance and improve the programs we provide to our school aged visitors.

Specialized Programs:

TLNC has developed specialized lessons that can be used by a variety of youth groups. These programs are both fun and educational and are adapted for use by scout troops, 4-H groups, and Boys and Girls clubs. They can also be used for special events, such as birthday and holiday parties.

3,965 adults and families participated in our Environmental Education Programs in the past year

Our Lecture Series:

We offer a number of learning opportunities geared towards adult learners. We invite expert lecturers to TLNC to share their knowledge in fields, such as  ecology or biology. These are topics are presented in an exciting and understandable way. The lecture series is a wonderful way for amateur naturalists to learn about many different topics.

Outreach Programs:

TLNC also participates in local festivals and gatherings, such as the Lake County Folk Festival, the Black Bear Festival, as well as many others. Look for our booth and stop by for a quick dose of nature! We also coordinate programming with many other organizations. such as the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Oklawaha Audubon Society,  Lake County Water Authority, and others.