Friends of the Legacy Trail

Focus: supporting, promoting, and enhancing the Legacy Trail

Services: recruiting volunteers for Rails-to-Trails, fundraising for trail enhancement, support for educational and recreational programs, advocacy for protection of Legacy Trail corridor, promotion of county programs, fostering collaboration for environmental education


The Ringling Museum

Focus: fostering educational involvement in the arts, history, and natural environment

Services: professional development for educators, K-12 school visits, college and university tours, educational resources, lectures and workshops on the history, art, and natural landscapes, maintaining the art research library, provision of classroom space


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Focus: providing access to natural environments to foster engagement in conservation

Services: conservation, research, and taxonomy of plants, Field Study programs for schools, school visits, lectures and classes on plant care, photography, art, and sustainability, creating stimulating experiences for visitors


Historic Spanish Point

Focus: preservation of and education about natural, historic, and prehistoric landscapes

Services: daily guided tours, Pioneer Lifeways educational visits for fourth graders, historical interpretation and performance, archaeological and prehistorical education programs for students, outreach to senior citizens, off-site historical performances


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