Gloups adventure at the White Oaks Conservation Center

Gloups had so much fun yesterday he could barley sleep.  He was up bright and early and had breakfast with the girls, (milk, cereal and orange juice). Everyone lined up in their cars and headed to White Oaks Conservation Center. At  White Oaks Conservation, Gloups got to pet a cheetah, feed a giraffe, visit an okapi (cousin to the giraffe),  gazelle, and an baby rhino.  He learned about dinosaurs, and he learned that White Oaks breed Florida Panther, which Continue reading

Sonora Desert Museum Unschooling Taxadermy science

Some may say that learning with taxidermy is just gross but I say it is an awesome way to see these animals upclose.  I was blown away at Sonora Desert Museum by how big some of these animals actually are, like the polar bear compared to the brown bear.  It was amazing to get so close to the animals that you could almost touch them. We have been to a lot of zoos and have seen Continue reading

Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve  (GTM Research Reserve) is dedicated to preserving Florida coastal areas.  They use education and research to monitor a section of Florida’s coast that protects 73,352 acres south of the City of Jacksonville (Duval County) in St. Johns County and Flagler County on the northeast coast of Florida and is separated into 2 sections separated by St. Augustine.  We had the opportunity to visit the museum located on Pointe Vedra Continue reading