Green Guide

In an effort to conserve and promote the environmental features found in this area WEI hosts year-round educational programming for participants of all ages. Taught by graduates of WEI’s Green Guide Certificate Program, topics can vary from butterflies to ecosystems to oysters. Learning takes place both on our 158-acre campus and during field trips which immerse students in course topics. See the full program list below for dates, times, fees and age range vary.

We suggest all participants dress appropriately for activity and weather, wear closed toe shoes and bring water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. All participants will need to sign a liability waiver before beginning programming and need to be 18 years of age or older. See a list of our upcoming programs below.

Fall 2017 Green Guide Environmental Programs

Wildflower Hike (GGL0102)

Thursday, Sept. 28 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us for a beautiful four-mile hike through the scrub habitat of the High Bluff Coastal Trail in Tate's Hell State Forest. Throughout the moderate hike, participants will learn how to identify native wildflowers and discover their imperative role of the forest ecosystem.

Cost: $22 per person

Beach Ecology Exploration (GGL0104)

Saturday, Oct. 7,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Instructor:  Debbi Clifford, Certified Green Guide, Outdoor Guide

Take a morning stroll down Mashes Sands and Bald Point beaches with certified Green Guide Debbi Clifford as she identifies organisms found along the beach and explains the differences of the ecosystems found at both beaches. This is a unique, hands-on experience to learn about coastal ecology while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Cost: $22 per person

Flying WILD (GGL0106)

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. - noon

Instructor:  Maureen O'Neil

Flying WILD is a family friendly environmental education program offering fun, interactive activities with an emphasis on birds and bird conservation.

Families and groups welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Music
  • Art Projects
  • Face Painting
  • Bird Watching Nature Walk 

Cost: $22 per person


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To register, call Colleen Collins at (850) 558-3502.

Photo courtesy of Green Guide Robert Seidler.