Imagine Our Florida, Inc. 

 

Is on a Mission to Educate and Empower the people of Florida

to become a voice for our wildlife, advocate for environmental stewardship,

and coexist within our unique ecosystems.

Our purpose is to bring people together in a shared vision to preserve and protect Florida’s wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem. We plan to accomplish this via science-based education and the development of appreciation and respect for the natural world and our place within it.

Using our custom designed lesson plans,  IOF volunteers encourage critical thinking through exploration and discovery.  We make it a fun, hands-on experience while showing people of all ages how to put away their phones and connect with Florida’s wildlife and wild spaces. When folks understand the sentient beings with whom we share our state, they learn to respect them, rather than fear them. They begin to realize the importance of the land and water we share. Therefore,  IOF  offers opportunities for beach cleanups and teaches the importance of recycling. For those who want to advocate on behalf of  Florida’s wildlife or natural resources, we are prepared to instruct them on how to be most effective.  In addition, IOF will soon launch groundbreaking research which will provide a better understanding of human caused stress in Florida Black Bears and will potentially lead to the proposal of more responsible wildlife management practices.  There are over 20 million Floridians and 113 million annual visitors, all of whom can become voices for our voiceless wildlife. When each of us does our part, no matter how big or small, we can all begin to Imagine Our Florida where we peacefully coexist with our native wild friends.
Connect. Respect. Coexist.

Upcoming events

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Avon Park Library display event

    Come see the many items and information about Florida’s amazing Black Bears and other wonderful animals that will be on…
  • 28 Apr 2018

    The Water Festival 2018

  • 28 Apr 2018

    The Water Festival 2018

  • 05 May 2018

    Sarasota Vegfest

    Come out and enjoy great food, music, and a fun education. Imagine Our Florida, Inc. will be there with our…

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Domestic bunnies are more susceptible to fleas and disease than wild rabbits.  It is never acceptable to introduce a species to a non-native area.  Doing so can be harmful for the animals, environment, and local wildlife.#nonnative #bunnies #floridahttps://buff.ly/2qzTUdE
Domestic bunnies are more susceptible to fleas and disease than wild rabbits. It is never acceptable to introduce a species to a non-native area. Doing so can be harmful for the animals, environment, and local wildlife.#nonnative #bunnies #floridahttps://buff.ly/2qzTUdE
-- Advocacy Opportunity --FWC meets in Fort Lauderdale on  Weds and Thurs, April 25th and 26th. The Goliath Grouper is on the agenda first thing Thurs morning. Staff Report – Goliath GrouperStaff will provide a review and discussion of goliath grouper, including biology, stock status, and stakeholder feedback.  Staff will seek Commission direction on next steps for goliath management in state waters, which may include limited harvest.IOF is especially concerned about this statement in the summary
-- Advocacy Opportunity --FWC meets in Fort Lauderdale on Weds and Thurs, April 25th and 26th. The Goliath Grouper is on the agenda first thing Thurs morning. Staff Report – Goliath GrouperStaff will provide a review and discussion of goliath grouper, including biology, stock status, and
💕🌎🌴Happy Earth Day! 💕🌎🌴Today we Celebrate! We celebrate the Earth for the life-sustaining elements gifted to us. Water and food to nourish us, peaceful outdoor spaces to soothe our souls, and beauty all around us when we slow down and let our senses see, hear, touch, taste, and feel Earth's magnificence.We Celebrate YOU and all that you have done to honor our little piece of Earth called Florida. To our Volunteers who have researched and written lesson plans and who work at the everyday tasks to maintian our oganization,  to all of you who have learned the plans and educate at events and in your everyday life, to all of you who make a difference by advocating for Florida ecosystems and wildlife to state,county and local officials, to all of you who have participated in beach cleanups or simply pick up a piece of litter and dispose of it properly, and to all of you who reduced  your use of plastics, who have planted a Florida native or have saved a bee, this is your day to Celebrate.Know that YOU made a Difference. Your actions, no matter how big or small are a significant piece of the collective actions of all.  You lead by example, bring awareness to all those you come in contact with, and educate others how to be kinder to Earth. Celebrate Earth. Celebrate YOU! 😊🌎🐾💗
💕🌎🌴Happy Earth Day! 💕🌎🌴Today we Celebrate! We celebrate the Earth for the life-sustaining elements gifted to us. Water and food to nourish us, peaceful outdoor spaces to soothe our souls, and beauty all around us when we slow down and let our senses see, hear, touch, taste, and
Its grey, but it's cool.  Come out to Lake Eola Park for Central Florida Earth Day!
Its grey, but it's cool. Come out to Lake Eola Park for Central Florida Earth Day!