Youth Organizations

We would like to share our wilderness with you.  How can we help meet the needs of your organization?  Crystal Springs Foundation thrives on the challenge of presenting programs to diverse groups.  Contact us today.

Ask us about our Girl Scout, Boy Scout, 4H, student travel group and summer camp activities. A minimum of 15 students is required to reserve your program.

Programs

Hanging out in the Habitat

Grades: K-5
Capacity: 50 people
Length: 2 hrs
Description: Learn about habitats, niches, ecosystems and food webs. Explore the preserve's wilderness areas and check out the native and non native species of plants and animals. Hunt for the clues that animals have left behind. Trek back into the woods with one of CSF's educators. Identify plants along the river. Look at the karst rock topography of the woods and river. Spot wildlife of all sizes. Also, join us in our learning lab to visit with our animal ambassadors. Get an up close look at some of Florida's native reptiles and amphibians. Learn how these often misunderstood animals help our habitats everyday!

Survival

Grades: 3-5
Capacity: 50 people
Length: 3 hrs
Description: Get lost!! Learn what it takes to survive if you ever get lost in the wilderness. Identify poisonous plants and animals you may encounter in Florida. Collect drinking water using only what you brought in your lunch box. Build a shelter using only what you brought with you and what nature has to provide.

River Rats Water Adventure

Grades: 3-5
Capacity: 50 people
Length: 2 hrs
Description: Take a tour of Crystal Springs Foundation's habitats and explore Florida's magnificent aquifer system. Explore the Hillsborough River and its spring runs. Grab a dip net and perform a biodiversity survey. Catch and identify the invertebrates and vertebrates that live in the waters of the preserve. Note: **Students should wear closed toed shoes that can get muddy and dirty**