Audubon Resource Center at Lettuce Lake Park
ARC at the Park
The Tampa Audubon Society, in cooperation with the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, has established the Audubon Resource Center at Lettuce Lake Regional County Park (ARC at the PARK) located at 6920 E. Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637. The Resource Center was created to help foster a culture of conservation and an environmental ethic in the Tampa Bay region and to encourage community involvement in the Audubon mission. For more information, contact the ARC Coordinator.
ARC at the Park:
Provides a variety of environmental education programs and field trips for all ages.
Displays wildlife native to the Hillsborough River watershed.
Assists park visitors with wildlife and plant identification.
WE HAVE AN URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS to staff the ARC, represent Tampa Audubon, greet visitors and answer questions. A friendly disposition is all that's required; knowledge of birds, animals, plants and trees is a plus! Orientation and training provided. The building is wheelchair accessible, air conditioned with restrooms and water fountains. Volunteers work 4-hr shifts on weekend afternoons and/or holidays once (or more) each month. Please email the ARC Coordinator if you are interested. If you know anyone that would like to volunteer, please share this with them.
Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at USF
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF (OLLI-USF) is a membership-based organization whose mission is to provide intellectual stimulation, social interaction, service opportunities, and outreach to the university and adults in the community over 50. It is their vision to be a world-class learning community, accessible to and meeting the needs of a diverse and growing population of older adults. There are no grades, no tests and no pressure in OLLI. They welcome every adult learner regardless of previous college experience.
Join us each year for Natural Hillsborough: An Audubon Adventure, a series of lectures by local Audubon experts offered to current TAS chapter members FREE OF CHARGE. In the past, these lectures have been held at Lettuce Lake Park and included a 1-hr tour. Since 2020, classes are held online via Zoom (times and dates to be announced). More information can be found here.
Interested? Please register HERE.