Welcome to Expedition First Coast, a community outreach program sponsored by Black Creek Outfitters. The goal of this program is to reconnect children with nature. Through bi-monthly events, we hope to encourage parents to get outside with their children and explore our local and state parks. Our meetups will include activities such as guided hikes, kayaking eco-tours, standup paddle boarding clinics, cycling, and a host of other activities. We at Black Creek are very passionate about the outdoors, and as parents, firmly believe that children can truly connect with the outdoors when given the opportunity. We have often been amazed that many people we talk to, some of whom have lived in the Jacksonville area their entire lives, have no idea what natural wonders are right at their fingertips. Our goal is to help them find these amazing treasures and share them with their families. We also hope that in raising awareness about our beautiful natural places, we can foster a strong desire in our next generation to protect these unique environments and the creatures that live in them. Please see below for information about our kickoff event at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park on Saturday, May 17th. We hope you’ll join us for our first adventure and continue to check back as we schedule additional activities. See you outside!

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  • 3 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Green River Preserve at BCO

    12 Adventurers

    Please join us at Black Creek Outfitters for an evening of summer camp fun! Learn about the Green River Preserve (www.greenriverpreserve.org), a beautiful,... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 9:30 AM

    Nature Walk with a Naturalist/Biologist

    10 Adventurers | 5.00

    We are so excited to be helping the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens spread the word about their free Step Out in Nature program, which promotes a healthy, active... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 8:00 AM

    A Walk in the Woods

    5 Adventurers

    We are so excited to be helping the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens spread the word about their free Step Out in Nature program, which promotes a healthy, active... Learn more
  • January 17 · 9:30 AM

    Fun Family Fitness

    16 Adventurers | 1 Photo

    We are so excited to be helping the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens spread the word about their free Step Out in Nature program, which promotes a healthy, active... Learn more
  • December 7, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    MEET MERLIN Owl Encounter

    13 Adventurers

    Event hosted by the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens MEET MERLIN - Free owl encounter with naturalist, Lesley Royce Don’t you just LOVE owls? Some of us have heard owls... Learn more
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