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Parks and Recreation Division ▪ 950 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park, FL 33309

Phone: 954-357-8100 ▪ Fax: 954-561-5359 ▪

Date: May 25, 2011 Phone: 954-357-8115

From: Michael Mills E-mail:

Plants Are Us

- Nature Tots program at Fern Forest and Secret Woods nature centers -
WHAT: It’s no secret that Nature Tots has been teaching tykes to appreciate the great outdoors for years. The program was the brainchild of a park naturalist in 2003.
The one-hour programs, for ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult, focus on a different theme each month, with each site’s naturalist free to embellish on it according to his/her style. A typical program might start with stories, songs, or arts and crafts and end with a short nature walk.

The theme for April is “Plants,” with a program on June 9 at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek and one on June 16 at Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach.

Programs run from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee is $3 per child, and preregistration is required. Programs are on the second Thursday at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek and the third Thursday at Secret Woods.
WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center

201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063



Secret Woods Nature Center

2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach 33312


WHEN: Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.

June 9 (Fern Forest)

June 16 (Secret Woods)

WHO: Ages 2-4 accompanied by an adult.

HOW: $3/child. Preregistration is required.
For further information, call Fern Forest at 954-357-5198 or Secret Woods at 954-357-8884. The nature centers are accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42 (Fern Forest) and Route #6 (Secret Woods).
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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation manages nearly 6,500 acres, encompassing 18 regional parks and nature centers, six neighborhood parks, and 21 natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, skate parks, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit
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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

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