Education Center and Special Events

A yellow and white building surrounded by slash pine trees.
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Environmental Education Center is closed for renovations.

The education center is the perfect destination for visitors who want an in-depth understanding of the habitats, native plants and animals, and history of Savannas Preserve State Park. Live animal exhibits showcase some of the more common species spotted in the park, including a red rat snake, a Southern toad and two box turtles. Interactive exhibits offer touch tables filled with animal bones, furs, snail shells, snake skin and much more!

Visitors will discover why gopher tortoises are considered keystone species and the importance of the gopher tortoise burrow. A short video discusses the history of the St. Lucie River and the surrounding areas. The center offers activities for all ages!

Workshops and Lectures

Various dates and times.

A variety of educational classes are offered throughout the year. Please see our event page for information on upcoming classes. Past courses include birding workshops, grass identification workshops and lectures on work camping adventures. Every year, the Savannas partners with the local Florida Master Naturalist Chapter to offer a free monthly lecture series that covers current environmental issues. 

Special Events

Various dates and times.

Savannas Preserve partners with the Friends of Savannas Preserve, a nonprofit citizen support organization, to offer a host of special events throughout the year.

  • Warriors on the Water - Free event for local veterans and a guest to enjoy the serenity of the Savannas via kayak tours, guided walks and educational programs. Lunch is provided.
  • Miss Lucie's Pioneer Day - Celebration of the former pineapple farms that once inhabited the eastern boundary of the park. The event includes hands-on activities that allow visitors to partake in old-fashioned chores such as washing laundry on a scrub board with lye soap and grinding corn by hand into cornmeal.