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Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day Weekend around the corner, many may be looking for some fun activities to celebrate their hard work!! Here are some of the local ways you can spend your holiday weekend: Friday, September 1st- Parents Night Out at the South Florida Science Center: From 6 to 10 p.m., children ages 4 to 12 are…

From The Jetty To The Jungle

Jupiter Water Taxi Jupiter FL Eco-Tours South-Florida High Tide Rides

In the 8.5 mile stretch of the Loxahatchee River, the changes in the ecosystems along the way are enough to amaze anyone. In this relatively short distance; one can go from seeing jumping Dolphin and Tarpon, to sun bathing Alligators and Yellow-bellied Turtles. One moment you are riding along million dollar homes on crystal blue water and the…

The Time of My Life

Turtle Time at Jupiter Outdoor Center

High tide is when the moon pushes water from the ocean in towards shore. This influx of water rushes into jetty’s and channels along the coasts, causing many fish and other wildlife to come in towards the shore. High tide is the best time to fish, snorkel, and kayak for the most clarity and sightings. This is…

Jupiter Outdoor Center is Celebrating 20 Years of Eco-Friendly Fun

Jupiter Outdoor Center 20 year anniversary

In honor of Jupiter Outdoor Center’s 20th anniversary, the center will be celebrating this milestone by offering a free 3 month individual membership to the person that submits a story and picture that best illustrates the many reasons why JOC is the ultimate choice for outdoor adventure and fun! Here is our story about why…

School’s Out Day Camps Still Rockin’ Strong

School’s Out Day Camps Jupiter Kids Camp

Jupiter Outdoor Center has had a few School’s Out Day Camps since my last blog from Camp #2. Most of those camps were a combination of wind and more wind plus the added bonus of one camp on a full moon. Never the less, fun and adventure were had by the kids. Speaking of the…

Epic V5 Surfski

Epic V5 Surfski

The Epic V5 surfski opens up a whole new world to performance paddling. Excellent stability makes it easy for anybody to jump in and go. Sleek lines and Epic’s comfortable surfski cockpit make it fun for paddlers of all sizes and skill level. Our proprietary foam core construction creates stiffness unmatched in typical plastic kayaks….

An Intern in the Everglades

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There is no place quite like the Florida everglades.  Growing up in Rockland County NY I got to experience a wide variety of natural areas and have paddled in some pretty cool spots but none have lived up to paddling through the Florida Everglades.  The diverse amount of wildlife from birds to fish and even…

The Importance of Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Jupiter

By: Matthew Hudson, Outdoor Guide and Instructor How does one learn? This might seem like a weird question to ask but really how do you learn? The best way to achieve this is through outdoor education and environmental education that holds an emphasis on direct experiences.  The camping experience is one-way children receive this type of…

Book Review | American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau

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The earth is changing everyday more and more natural resources are being used up and the Earth may never be the same. How can we stop further devastation to our planet and what have we done? To be able to save our planet Earth calls for environmental stewards, however this is not a new phenomena…