Nature Family Field Trips

Each season the Take Root Forest School Community packs up to get outside together as a community for the Nature Family Field Trips. All families will have a chance to join on these adventures – one time a season. Each year also begins and ends with an ALL Community beach picnic.

Get outside with your family and take a trip a bit further away for the entire day to learn about natural and wild Florida.  Learn the natural and cultural history of our beautiful state and get to know where you live.  Have an all day adventure, “stay-cation” at gorgeous places like Big Cypress Swamp, the Everglades, Jonathan Dickinson, Blowing Rocks and Dubois Lagoon! 

Get your feet wet, your hands dirty, and your hearts full!  

End of Summer…First of Year Beach Picnic, Friday September 9, 2022

Spend the day at the beach with the entire Take Root Forest School Community! Celebrate the beginning of the year and end of summer.

Autumn Field Trip – Autumn 2022

Swamp TrompCypress Domes & Everglades Biomes…a Day Trip to the Freshwater Wetlands.

A day adventure to the lush freshwater wetlands of the Western Everglades. Travel to the “Amazon of North America”..,step into the heart of the everglades…immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the ancient cypress swamps by stepping into the waters, hiking the upland forests, and walking the tranquil prairies.

All day trip to the everglades area – a sense of wonder and adventure is encouraged for this fabulous trip into the swamp…wet feet are required!

Winter Field Trip – Winter 2023

Hilly HikeSugar Sand and Pine Forests…a Day Trip to the Sugar Sand! 

Just an hour north of us are acres of scrubland, pine and oak forest, cypress wetlands.  Visit the scrublands that are home to bobcats, panthers, deer, wild pigs and more. Walk the sugar sand hills and tromp through the Pinelands on a search for signs of life while enjoying the natural beauty of south Florida.   

Spend the day in the sugar sand hills – a sense of wonder and adventure is encouraged for this fabulous trip…get ready to Take a Hike!

Spring Field Trip – Spring 2023

Coastal Fun…Blowing Rocks and Shallow Lagoons…a Day Trip to Rocky Shores!

Discover the unique and rare beauty of the jutting Anastasia Limestone rock formations on the  beach, explore the shallows of the lagoons and search for critters…crabs, jellies, fishes, birds and MORE.  Rocket to Jupiter to experience Blowing Rock’s Preserve and nearby Dubois Lagoon! 

A sense of fun and play are needed for this day-trip to Jupiter…get ready to hike, climb, swim, and net. Water shoes and swim clothes are needed.  

First of Summer…End of Year Beach Picnic, Friday June 2, 2022

Spend the day at the beach with the entire Take Root Forest School Community! Celebrate the end of the year and beginning of summer.