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Nature Programs

Nature Programs for all ages!

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, located right in the heart of St. Petersburg, is one of our many hidden gems that offers diverse nature related programs for all ages and camps for youth.

Check out a list of our monthly and seasonal offerings or visit the preserve to enjoy the nature and wildlife at the preserve.

Program Calendar

Check out Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's monthly program calendar to see what's going on at the preserve.

Program Calendar

Nature Programs

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Find a Nature Program

Nature Camps


Program Spotlight

GUIDED NIGHT HIKE

Ever wonder what Boyd HillNature Preserve is like after hours?
Join us for a guided night hike offered twice a month:

  • 1st Saturday: Family-friendly hike
  • 3rd Saturday: Adult (18+) hike

Night Hike Schedule

REGISTER FOR A HIKE

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

Become a certified Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Junior Ranger by participating in various courses where children can learn about nature and what is it like to be a Ranger! Earn a badge for every new topic you attend. Collect all nine badges and become a Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Certified Jr. Ranger!

  • Every Wednesday from 3:45 - 5 PM
  • Ages: 7-11 years old
  • Cost: $5/day

REGISTER ONLINE

Sustainable Homestead Series

Join us for a hands-on experience to learn about living simpler and more sustainable. Each class offers a different sustainable craft.

  • Sundays from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Ages: 12 years old & up
  • Cost: $5/class (Pre-registration recommended)

View the Class Schedule & Register Here

Birds of Prey Program

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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve provides a safe, healthy environment for permanently injured, non-releasable birds of prey (BOP).


These birds are cared for at the preserve as Wild Avian Ambassadors for environmental education programs given by park rangers and Avian Education Stewards (BOP volunteers). As an Avian Education Steward, you can help us care for the birds at Boyd Hill, as well as educate the public about their place in nature and what they need to survive in the wild!


Looking to become an Avian Education Steward? To start the volunteer process, (1) please contact the preserve at 727-893-7326 to sign up for the volunteer orientation, and (2) complete the online application by clicking here.

Speaker Series

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The Natural History Speaker Series

The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department present the annual Natural History Speaker Series (NHSS), a program that offers fascinating presentations on the natural and cultural history of Florida by individuals who are authorities in their fields.

Second Thursday of each month (October - April) at 7 p.m.

Presentation Schedule

The Florida History Speaker Series

The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement Committee presents the Florida History Speaker Series. This program offers fascinating presentations on the cultural history of Florida by individuals who are authorities in their fields. It is cosponsored by the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department.

First Thursday of each month (October - April) at 7 p.m.

Presentation Schedule