ARC at the Park
Audubon Resource Center at Lettuce Lake Park
Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at USF
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. Roger Sheets is the Director at the center. 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. Check out the Nature Museum in the Visitor Center.
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 MORE VOLUNTEERS TO STAFF THE ARC. Volunteers commit to one Saturday or Sunday afternoon per month, from 1-5 p.m. Training is simple and available. The only skills you need is a love for the environment and a willingness to share a friendly smile with the visiting public. These 4 hours you spend a month are hugely rewarding. Please visit the ARC or email Roger Sheets if you are interested. If you know anyone that would like to become an active ARC volunteer, please share this with them.
Join us January 15 - March 5, 2019 for Natural Hillsborough: An Audubon Adventure, a series of lectures by local Audubon experts followed by a 1-hr walk through Lettuce Lake Park. Classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 10am - 12pm in our ARC. More information can be found in the 2018 OLLI-USF Catalog on pg. 15.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF (OLLI-USF) is a membership-based organization of adults age 50+ who come together to form a community of learners. Our mission is to provide intellectual stimulation, social interaction, service opportunities, and outreach to the university and the greater community. It is our 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. We welcome every adult learner regardless of previous college experience.
If interested, you must register through USF: OLLI (class will be listed in the winter catalog when posted).