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Nature & Discovery

Free Programs at The Bay

Walking in Wonder

Wednesdays, 9am & 10am

January 5 – January 26

Join us on Wednesdays for Walking In Wonder, a nature walk with a guide from Around the Bend Nature and Discovery Tours. Wind your way along the path through the mangrove bayou, into the hammock, through the wildflower meadow and along the shore to learn about the plants and animals that call The Bay home. Meet at the Blue Pagoda prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, sun protection, and water.

Upcoming event

January 12

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Civic Green

Join us for a nature walk weekly on Wednesdays at 9:00am or 10:00am with a Naturalist from Around the Bend Nature and Discovery Tours.  Wind your way along the path […]

Nature Photography Walk

Saturday January 15, 9:30am – 10:30am

January 15, 2022

Photography enthusiasts are invited to explore The Bay Park’s newly restored areas such as the Mangrove Bayou Walkway, a new and improved bridge, a living shoreline, and the palm and oak hammock. Use your skills as a photographer to enhance your exploration of this area as the native ecosystem recovers and expands, bringing new life. Meet at the Blue Pagoda to begin this journey and bring water, hat, comfortable shoes, and your tripod. Polly Curran, accomplished nature photographer, will lead you on this interesting discovery of all that nature presents.

Upcoming event
Pictured from the viewpoint looking out from a flower bed of native plants, including red, orange, and yellow flowers. Overlooking the Mangrove Walkway, where in the distance, two pedestrians walk hand in hand.

January 15

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Blue Pagoda

Photography enthusiasts are invited to explore The Bay Park’s newly restored areas such as the Mangrove Bayou Walkway, a new and improved bridge, a living shoreline, and the palm and […]

Nights of Lights at The Bay

January 1, 2022 – January 16, 2022

Just when you thought a stroll along our Mangrove Bayou Walkway couldn’t get any better, we add a touch of holiday magic. As the sun sets on our palm and oak grove, the twinkling of holiday lights rises amongst the canopy leading to the newly restored bridge over the bayou. We invite you to delight in this festive glow during the season of light. Lighting design by Palacios Events.

Upcoming event
Pictured: Looking up into a live oak tree where each branch is decorated with white string lights, creating a beautiful glow against the canopy of the tree.

Daily

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Bay Park

Just when you thought a stroll along our Mangrove Bayou Walkway couldn’t get any better, we add a touch of holiday magic.  As the sun sets on our palm and […]

School & Families

Explore The Bay with Mote Marine Laboratory

Visit Virtually

Elementary students and their teachers join Mote educators to learn about wildlife and their habitats during a virtual visit to the Bay Park. This interactive science exploration will take you virtually to The Bay to learn about this new community park. Like scientists, students will learn how to use tools and to make observations while investigating plants, animals, and the bay environment along the way.

In addition to the virtual exploration, a kit centered on the watershed is available to teachers for check out. As a follow up, students are invited to visit The Bay with their families and to check out a backpack with hands-on learning materials so that they can share what they learned.

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