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Education for Adults & Families

Adults & Families

The Trout Lake Nature Center is committed to providing education about Central Florida’s natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife to the community, families, visitors to the area and youth.

A casual visit to Trout Lake Nature Center can be an educational experience, as our interpretive displays and materials inform while our staff and volunteers offer answers to the many questions about local plants, animals and ecosystems. We also enjoy introducing our resident turtles and snakes to visitors!

Our scheduled programs are an opportunity to learn from animal experts, plant experts and scientists. We offer a variety of programs including guided birding hikes, naturalist presentations, chair yoga, watercolor painting and more. Other programs and activities are scheduled throughout the year, for our current list of events and more information, visit our online events calendar. 

Some of our regularly scheduled programs and activities include:

First Saturday Birding Walk: Morning birding walks are a feature of the first Saturday of each month. Join Bob Wexler, local birding expert, for a walk along our trails and boardwalk to identify both resident and migratory birds at the Trout Lake Nature Center. This is also a great opportunity for photographers to take photos. Everyone meets in the main parking area at 8 AM.

Chair Yoga: Join us for Chair Yoga with Nancy on Wednesdays at 10 AM and Fridays at 2 PM. This gentle yoga class is a great way to stretch your body and improve or maintain your flexibility. Cost is $5/session payable to the instructor. Entry fees are waived for this program. Bring a mat, dress in loose fitting clothes and join us.

Friday Night Naturalist: On the third Friday of the month at 6:30 PM we host presentations by experts on wildlife, plants and more to teach about nature, spark your imagination and ignite a passion for the natural world. Check out our Facebook page or calendar for program information.

Watercolor Painting: Our Inspired by Nature workshops are a place to learn how to paint with watercolors and be inspired by nature. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and you must register and pay in advance to attend. Ellen Westerholm, the artist and instructor, provides all materials including canvas, paints, brushes, etc. The cost is $50 per workshop and includes the entry fee. Upcoming classes are listed on the Inspired by Nature tab at the top of the page.

Nature Sprouts: On the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM, we offer a program designed for children ages 2 to 5 and their favorite adults, Nature Sprouts is a chance for young children to have a positive experience in nature, trying activities such as digging in the soil, finding bugs, learning about flowers or hiking in the woods.

Community Events

Trout Lake Nature Center participates in many community events, festivals and activities with an interactive exhibit. If you are interested in having us come to your event, contact


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Eustis, FL 32736-2518