Imagine Our Florida is bringing people together in a shared vision to preserve and protect Florida’s wildlife, habitat and ecosystem. We are accomplishing 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.