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Saturday Family Learning

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Saturday Family Learning

1st Saturday:
Family Nature Walks

Start each month at 9:30am with a guided nature walk along the boardwalks that surround the Blanton Family Lagoon. BSP Staff and Volunteers will lead a one mile stroll along our accessible boardwalk and help visitors explore the plants and animals that call Bonnet Springs Park their home! Participants are encouraged to dress based on seasonal weather and carry their own water.
To experience this guided walk, visitors:

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Must have the ability to follow instructions independently or with the aid of a companion.

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Must be comfortable outdoors for up to 1 hour.

Family Nature Walks will begin on January 7, 2023

2nd Saturday:
Nature Narrator

Join us for an outdoor storytime at Bonnet Springs Park on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We will begin with a narrated story at 10am followed by a related activity or craft. Seating will be at the Outdoor Classroom and families are encouraged to bring their own blankets or use our tiered bench seating. If there is inclement weather, Nature Narrator will be held in the GiveWell Community Foundation Nature Center Classroom.

Nature Narrator will begin on December 10, 2022

3rd/5th Saturday:
Discovery Bags

Discover new adventures at Bonnet Springs Park with our Discovery Bags! Stop by the GiveWell Community Foundation Nature Center Classroom from 10am-2pm to check out a Discovery Bag from a BSP representative. Each Discovery Bag is filled with a unique set of books, activity cards, hands-on activities, and extras for all ages! Guests may check out a Discovery Bag by leaving their contact information and a Driver's License or other government issued ID card. All Discovery Bags must be returned by 3:30pm.

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Exploration Bag: Books and activities that focus on investigation, exploring the plants and animals of BSP, and learning more about the world around you.

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Creativity Bag: Books and activities that focus on capturing your interaction with nature through art, poetry, and musical expression.

4th Saturday:
STEM in the Park

Stop by the GiveWell Community Foundation Nature Center on the 4th Saturday of each month to explore topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Each month will have a new and engaging activity fit for a wide range of learners. Weather permitting, activities will take place outdoors in the area surrounding the Nature Center. Activities will begin at 10am and may include explorative building, math-based art projects, and many other exciting opportunities!

Donate

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public park that depends solely on public support. There are several ways that you can help make this dream for Lakeland's future generations become reality, and make it possible for friends and families to create endless memories at the park.

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help in the enabling of this magnificent regional park, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities. Bonnet Springs Park is looking for volunteers, sponsors, patrons, and professional services to help in the design and implementation. 

Donate

Bonnet Springs Park is a privately developed public park that depends solely on public support. There are several ways that you can help make this dream for Lakeland's future generations become reality, and make it possible for friends and families to create endless memories at the park.

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help in the enabling of this magnificent regional park, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities. Bonnet Springs Park is looking for volunteers, sponsors, patrons, and professional services to help in the design and implementation. 

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