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.

Upcoming Green Guide Programs

Beach Ecology Exploration

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.

Fee: $22 per person
Course Code: GGL0104
Instructor: Debbi Clifford, Certified Green Guide, Outdoor Guide
Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, February 17 |  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Flying WILD

Flying WILD is a family-friendly environmental education program offering fun, interactive activities with an emphasis on birds and bird conservation. Activities include music, art projects, face painting and nature walks. Families and groups welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $22 per person
Course Code: GGL0104
Instructor: Maureen O'Neil, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, TCC
Upcoming Dates: 

  • Saturday, February 17 |   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Local Legend and Lore with Saundra Kelley

North Florida native, Saundra Gerrell Kelley brings Storytelling with a local flavor to the Wakulla Environmental Institute in this special monthly series featuring local lore each month.

Formerly with Big Bend Hospice and a long-time columnist for the Wakulla Area Times and later Wakulla Life, North Florida native, Saundra Gerrell Kelley recently returned from a ten-year sojourn in the mountains of East Tennessee where she pursued Storytelling full-time. Now that she is back, Kelley is again gathering our regional stories in an effort to save and preserve them for future generations.

Fee: $5 per person
Course Code: HIS0100
Upcoming Dates:

  • TBA

To Register

Contact Colleen Collins at (850) 558-3502 or