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Workshops and Conferences
School groups from all over southern Florida come to DuPuis to learn about Florida’s native flora and fauna as they conduct field activities and explore the Habitat Trail and Wildlife Diorama at the Visitors’ Center. All activities are correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards and are designed to help improve students’ performance in the sciences.
Situated in the Pine Flatwoods, students are able to fully immerse themselves in the natural environment at DuPuis. Students can hike the Habitat Trail, and get the opportunity to participate in many hands-on activities including scavenger hunts, identifying plant species, and measuring the height of pine trees with a simple clinometers.
Students learn about cypress swamp plants and wildlife as they are guided on a trail that winds through the pine flatwoods, cypress swamp and opens into a beautiful wetland vista. At the end of the boardwalk, students sit under the shaded pavilion to answer questions about what they've learned. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the cypress swamp, students reflect and write about their experience.
We coordinate a student volunteer service-learning program focusing on land stewardship and water conservation projects. Students provide environmental service to assist DuPuis, while learning about native habitats and developing a volunteer ethic. Student service projects include butterfly gardening, native planting, exotic removal, and garden maintenance.