Horticulture Corner: River-friendly Yards

Garden Club of Jacksonville 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Join Jimmy Orth, executive director of St. Johns Riverkeeper, for a program about how you can help protect some of Jacksonville’s most precious and beautiful assets—the St. Johns River and its tributaries. It’s no secret that runoff from conventional lawn and garden products has harmful effects on the St. Johns River, but you can enjoy […]

Educational EcoCruise

Friendship Fountain Park 1015 Museum Circle, Jacksonville

Join a St. Johns Riverkeeper Educator on board the St. Johns River Taxi to learn more about your river and how you can help protect it. Depart from Friendship Fountain Park for a 50-minute boat tour of the river during which you'll likely view wildlife, cityscapes and more. This is a perfect daytime activity for […]

Eco Adventure: Paddle Pottsburg Creek

All Wet Sports 8550 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, United States

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's K-12 Education Team each month along the St. Johns River or a tributary for an Eco Adventure. In June, we've partnered with Jacksonville University's Marine Science Research Institute to take you on an educational paddle of Pottsburg Creek. Manatee expert Dr. Gerry Pinto will lead the paddle with our team. You […]

Eco Adventure: Native Plants

Fort Caroline 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's K-12 Education Team the first Wednesday of each month along the St. Johns River or a tributary. In July, St. Johns Riverkeeper has partnered with Dr. Nisse Goldberg of Jacksonville University to take you on an educational hike about Florida's native plants. Hands-on activities will be available and materials will be […]

Exploring Our River’s Macroinvertebrates for Kids

Camp Chowenwaw 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs, United States

Join Clay County Parks Naturalist Liza McCain for some pre-back-to-school science fun at Camp Chowenwaw. We will be dipping our nets into the water and exploring some of the unique macroinvertebrates (small pond critters) that call the St. Johns River home. These creatures are vital to the health of the river and the waters around […]

Edible Aquifer

Sweet Pete's Candy 400 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Join our Director of Education to learn about St. Johns River aquifer. She will demonstrate how aquifers work to support the river and then we will create our own edible aquifers with the help of the Sweet Pete’s staff! The store will be open for guests who wish to shop. Ages 8 and up, kids […]


Eco Adventure: Intro to Birding with Duval Audubon

Riverview Park 9620 E Water St, Jacksonville, FL

We've partnered with Duval Audubon to conduct a youth birding walk at Riverview Park. During the walk, we'll talk about how to use binoculars, techniques on urban birding, and what to look and listen for when you're birdwatching. Every child will be completing a "My First Bird Count" sheet and learn how to properly describe […]

Black Creek Eco Fest

Camp Chowenwaw 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs, United States

Bring the whole family and show Black Creek some love! Clay County Parks and Recreation has partnered with St. Johns Riverkeeper to bring you the first annual Black Creek EcoFest. This event will focus on the ecology and history of Black Creek and the St. Johns River with family activities, educational presentations, hands-on experiences, and […]

Black Creek EcoCruise

Black Creek Marina 1472 River Ln., Green Cove Springs, FL, United States

Join St. Johns Riverkeeper's Education Team for a free guided bout tour of Black Creek! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot in advance for the entire family. 10:20-11:30 a.m.: Reserve Your Spot for This Tour 12:20-1:30 p.m.: Reserve Your Spot for This Tour 1:50-3:00 p.m.: Reserve Your Spot for This Tour

Take Action to Fight Climate Change: Renew Jax Info Meeting

JEA is the largest community owned utility in Florida and the largest source of carbon emissions in Northeast Florida. Renewable energy sources only represented 1.3% of JEA’s energy portfolio in 2021, with only 0.64% produced by solar. As a result, Sierra Club’s Northeast Florida group has launched the Renew Jax campaign to encourage JEA and […]

2nd Annual Source to Sea Celebration: 310 Paddlers

Azalea City Brewing 120 South 7th Street, Palatka, FL

The 2nd annual Source to Sea Celebration is a time to honor the exclusive group of individuals who have paddled all 310 miles of the St. Johns River. All are welcome to celebrate with us throughout the day as we explore Putnam County. The day's events will culminate with a celebration at Azalea City Brewing […]

Eco Adventure: World Wildlife Day

Tree Hill Nature Center 7152 Lone Star Rd, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Join us for our first Eco Adventure of 2023 as we learn about native wildlife and how the St. Johns River provides habitat for these awesome creatures! Tree Hill educators will walk us through the exhibits and provide opportunities to interact with the animals. World Wildlife Day is March 3! This is the perfect opportunity […]