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Lake Region Audubon Summer Programs

Nature Adventures (Age 6-10)
June 15-19th from 9:00 - 4:00pm

At the Street Audubon Nature Center, we feature a 44 acres preserve that allow our campers to explore nature in a structured environment. By combining play and learning, children are able to grow and develop at their own pace and better understand how they are a part of the larger world.

The program covers science concepts such as living and non-living, the water cycle, metamorphosis, amphibian and reptile biology and basic data collection. Combined with hands-on activities, your child will have numerous opportunities to build his/her skills in various subjects.

  • Nature Walks
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science Labs
  • Wildlife Observations
  • Dip Netting
  • Field Sketching
  • Live Animals Programs
  • Field Studies
  • Games
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LRAS Student Steward Program (Age 11-16)
June 22-26th from 9:00 - 4:00pm

Come join us for a week of outdoor discovery, life skills, conservation support training and receive a certificate for Community Service for 35 hours of dedicated service to the Lake Region Audubon Society Street Nature Center. All graduates will be able to opt to volunteer with the Center for many future activities throughout the community and gain more Community Service hours as needed.

  • How to operate a conservation and environmental learning center
    from the ground up
    .

  • Understanding the methods and modes of protecting wildlife and
    wild habitats
    .

  • Recognizing the presence of wild animals and safety around their habitats
    Outdoor Biology, natural history investigation, assessing exotics intrusion.
  • Creating tour audio-visual programs, printed tour guides and creating a
    photo journal
    .

  • Come join us for a week of outdoor discovery, life skills, conservation support training and receive a certificate for Community Service for 35 hours of dedicated service to the Lake Region Audubon Society Street Nature Center.

  • All graduates will be able to volunteer with the Center for many future activities throughout the community and gain more Community Service hours as needed.
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About The Instructors
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Nyleen Rodriguez
Science Teacher - GJHS
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Nyleen Rodriguez graduated with a degre in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master in Multicultural Education from Florida Atlantic University She serves as the director of the Science Department at George Jenkins HS. She's board certified in English, Math, Spanish & Chemistry. One of her major goals is to educate students to appreciate nature because all of us can make a difference.

Susan Schenk
Environmental Educator
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Susan Schenk graduated from USF Lakeland/Tampa in 2008 with a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science with cognates in Anthropology and African Political Systems. As the past President and current Board Member of Lake Region Audubon of Winter Haven and as a Board member of Sanlan Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary Susan gives many volunteer hours explaining the way the environment works to adults and youth.

She was part of a decade of seminal research on South Florida beaches as part of DEPs Sea Turtle Index Nesting Study and was the former Education and Exhibits Curator of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach. She developed an internationally recognized program for work study for pre-teens and teens interested in science and new technology used to create a support network of data for wildlife rehab and rescue professionals. Her prior assignment as the Education Curator of Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, work at the Central Florida Zoo, and Lion Country Safari rounded out her 30 year career in service to Florida’s Endangered Wildlife.

Reinier Munguia
Nature Educator - Naturalist
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For the past three years, he has worked as the president of the Lake Region Audubon Society, where he oversees not only the Chapter’s activities, but also the Street Audubon Nature Center in Winter Haven, FL. His main focus is on education and conservation, spending long hours preparing educational materials and teaching programs on Florida’s wildlife and ecosystems and reaching more than 10,000 students a year. Additionally he provides more than 60 educational programs a year at different nature centers, including Lyonia Preserve, the Enchanted Forest and the Polk Nature Discovery Center, among others.



Kayla Brenk
Biology Student - FSC
   
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