To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.
Register for all programs at the Boyd Hill Environmental Education Center.
Our helpful staff is here to serve you, please call (727) 893-7326.
Daily at 1:00 pm. Saturdays at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm.
$5 for adults and $3.50 for children 3 through 16
Arrange your own Tram Tour for groups of 4 or more
at no extra cost!
*Based on Availibility.
The ADVANTAGE Membership is required for some programs listed below and is required for all camps at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and Pinellas Pioneer Settlement.
*Dates and times vary for the programs listed below. Please check our monthly flyer above for dates and times.
NATURAL HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES
Join us for a presentation that features a diverse range of speakers on Florida natural and cultural history.
Rejuvenate and restore in this series exploring different arts and crafts and meditation exercises inspired by nature.
Cost: $10 - $20
Capture the excitement of the twilight world of the preserve through the lens in this instructional class on how to use your digital camera for nature photography. Program offered semiannually.
Join us for an outdoor exploration!
Cost: $3 (Ages 3 to 4)
Observe the night sky through the high-powered telescopes of the St. Pete Astronomy Club and arrive early for constellation orientation talks. This program takes place during fall and winter.
Join “Miss Jan” for fun-filled learning, creative hands-on projects, park exploration, & take-home crafts.
Cost: $10 (Ages 4 to 7)
PINELLAS PIONEER HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM
Experience early Florida during a day of hands on learning, crafts and exploration. Part of a five program series.
Cost: $15/child/ program
An evening of old time fun ending with a campfire and S’mores!
Cost: $15 (Ages 7 to 13)
UNLOVED ANIMALS SERIES
Learn about our most misunderstood critters like vultures, bats, and snakes as we dispel myths and share some of the amazing and endearing qualities of these animals through talks, activities, crafts and live animal encounters.
The second Sunday of every month, learn the facts about Alligator mississippiensis as you search for this ancient critter in the preserve’s wetlands.
The first Saturday of every month, come search for our winged winter residents. Binoculars are available for loan.
EDIBLE WILDS WALK
Explore the food, medicine, and tools all around us. Learn to identify what's growing and its most common uses.
Cost: $3/$1.50 all ages.
GOPHER TORTOISE HIKE
Explore the endangered realm of the gopher tortoise with Herpetologist George Heinrich on this semiannual interpretive hike through the preserve’s uplands. Learn about the conservation of this threatened keystone species.
Bring the family down to star gaze, search for owls, bats and alligators.
PADDLE THE LAKE
A guided tour of Lake Maggiore by kayak or canoe to see the preserve from a new perspective. Monthly Twilight Paddle The Lake tours also available.
Cost: $16 (Ages 8+ with minors accompanied by an adult)
The fourth Saturday of every month, get to know our many wildflowers & explore their beauty on this guided stroll through the preserve.
First Saturday in February
Celebrate birds of prey at the third annual Raptor Fest at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Trained raptors in free flight, live birds of prey in exhibits and presentations, Native American story telling, raptorial dinosaur talk, photo opportunities with live birds, environmental exhibitors, activities for children. Food and drinks.For more information, please visit Raptorfest.org
Pioneer Christmas Jamboree
Every December at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
Celebrate the holidays pioneer style! Get an earful of toe-tappin', can't-sit-still music of fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and more from local musicians. There will be crafters, food vendors and the country kitchen will be cookin' up fresh vittles the old fashioned way! Don't miss the tractor pulled hayrides exploring the backwoods! The Settlement boasts two of the oldest wooden buildings in St. Petersburg. Come shop in Woody's General Store! Try your hand at log sawing, corn grinding, and some old fashioned games.
Third Saturday in October
October 14, 2017
Let's celebrate this special time of year when the harvest was traditionally gathered and thanks given. Come and enjoy live animals, crafts, live music, pumpkin patch, hayrides, craft show and a farmers market!
Activities: Tickets will be available for purchase for activities such as hayrides, games and pioneer activities, craft tables, petting zoo, and more!
Granny’s Attic Community Yard Sale
Semiannual event in the Spring and Fall at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement. Find new treasures while experiencing the living history that is the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement. Do your spring cleaning and participate as a vendor or enjoy browsing the wares as a shopper. Food and drinks available for purchase.