Myakka Mysteries Outdoor Educational Field Trip in Florida
What to Expect
In this outdoor educational field trip unravel the mysterious ways through which time, water and fire have shaped one of the oldest and largest state parks in Florida.
Follow a winding trail through a misty floodplain forest and look for clues of natural and exotic disturbance.
Traverse a suspension bridge and view native orchids clinging to canopy branches, before climbing to the top of a 74-foot lookout tower.
Explore Myakka Lake and discover why alligators are often considered “ecosystem engineers. ”
Employ binoculars to locate and identify native herons, egrets and other wading birds.
Use a cast net to investigate species of aquatic fish and invertebrates. Conduct real water quality tests for evidence of human impact on the Myakka habitats and surrounding watershed.
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