Around the Bend Nature Tours partners with Sarasota Bay Estuary Program to provide their P.I.E.R. education program. This includes local field studies for schools in Manatee & Sarasota counties and the Sarasota Bay Guardians program for volunteer weekend events. The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the region’s most important natural asset– Sarasota Bay.

Discover Myakka Day Camp is currently in its 3rd year. In the air conditioned STOP Camp located across the street from the entrance on SR 72. Campers will put out fires with Rangers, build forts, explore the main park, have visits with raptors and snakes, collect bugs, and much more! Sign up here:

Around the Bend Nature Tours has impacted over 53,000 students since 2000 with exciting natural resource-based field trips focusing on human impacts on the watershed. Check out all of our EdExplore listings – there are several available for each grade level!

“Tech Kits” are now available that can be checked out by middle and high school teachers for up to 2 weeks. Bringing the natural resources into your classroom! Contact to reserve a Tech Kit for your class!

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program strives to improve water quality, increase habitat and enhance the area’s natural resources for the use and enjoyment by the public. Since 1989, SBEP and its partners have had a vision of Sarasota Bay with clear waters, healthy habitat, abundant wildlife, and a growing community enjoying the Bay’s resources and recreation.


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Explorations Contact: John Freeman

Phone: 941-794-8773



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