Learning Center

Kids on the Florida Trail

Speedy the Gopher TortoiseThe Florida National Scenic Trail, or Florida Trail for short, is a perfect place to learn about the natural, historic, cultural and scenic resources of Florida. Throughout the state there are many family-friendly destinations on the Florida Trail which are perfect places to explore, learn and play. Check out our curriculum-based educational resources below to help guide your Junior Explorer on their adventures throughout Florida.

Become a Junior Explorer

Join our mascot, Speedy the Gopher Tortoise, on the journey to become a Florida Trail Junior Explorer! Our official Junior Explorer Guide, My Florida Adventure: A Kid's Guide to Adventure on the Florida National Scenic Trail, is available without charge at many of our family-friendly destinations throughout the state as well as for download below. Collect Trail Blazer Points by completing activities in the book, at home or on the trail. This activity book follows Florida Curriculum Standards for Grades 3-5.

 

 Cover Page of the My Florida Trail Adventure Junior Explorer Activity Book

My Florida Adventure: A Kid's Guide to the Adventure on the Florida National Scenic Trail

 

 

 

 

Junior Explorer Certificate of Completion

Once complete, fill out and print the Certificate of Completion to officially become a Florida Trail Junior Explorer!

 

Florida Junior Explorer Program Completion Certificate 

Florida Trail Junior Explorer Certificate of Completion

 

 

 

 

Jóvenes Exploradores - Spanish Language Activity Book

Stay tuned for the release of the Spanish language version- Mi Aventura en el Sendero de Florida: Un Guía de Aventura para Niños en el Sendero Panorámico Nacional de Florida.

Teachers & Educators

Are you a Grade 3-5 teacher or environmental educator? A limited number of hardcopy booklets are available for distribution to formal programs. Requests may be sent to the FNST e-mail address: FNST@usda.gov. Please tell us how many you need, how you intend to you use them and where to send them.

 

Don’t forget to share your experiences using your Junior Explorer Guides with us!  Pictures and feedback from the classroom or the field can be sent to our e-mail address: FNST@usda.gov. If individuals are identifiable in photos, don’t forget to include a copy of the FS Photo Release form.



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