Creek Lessons
Brooker Creek Preserve is located on 8,500 acres of wilderness set aside by Pinellas County to protect a vast array of native plants and animals while maintaining the area's natural diversity, and to safeguard Lake Tarpon by overseeing and preserving the water quality of Brooker Creek and its watershed.

The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center features exhibits, guided hikes and a range of programs, from art to wildlife to history, music, pure science and more.

This week, visitors can take a Sunday Morning Nature Stroll (7:30-9 a.m. Sun., June 26) with center staff, and learn about preserving wildlife and ecosystems. Also, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wed., June 29, the center hosts a screening of Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time. As the title implies, this documentary is about renowned environmental artist Goldsworthy, who uses materials from nature to make site-specific sculptures that grow and transform through natural processes. After the screening, a local artist heads a casual art lesson, at which attendees are encouraged to create sculptures from natural materials. Call 727-453-6800 for more information or to register for these interesting diversions.

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

-Leilani Polk

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