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Second Saturdays at the Center

Come join us every second Saturday for Nature Days at the Environmental Center. Each month has a different theme, hosted by one of our resident naturalists, with activities, demonstrations, and talks.

This is a perfect way to spend some time outdoors with your family!

The center is open from
9:00 am – 2:00 pm.


Tropical Audon Society

Tropical Audubon Society
Bird Board

Click below to see what birds have been spotted at the Environmental Center:












Visit the board!


Explore a slice of native South Florida, located right in the heart of Kendall. The Environmental Center at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, offers a variety of classes, field trips, and workshops for children and adults in our 9-acre, native nature preserve. The Center features a pristine lake, an endangered pine rockland, hammocks, butterfly gardens, native plantings, an organic garden, and a variety of animals.  Open every second Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm, we invite you to come and check us out!

Contact Information
Phone: 305-237-0905
Room: 5127

Environmental Center Map
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This course is designed to prepare professionals in Arboriculture to take the Certified Arborist Exam, although anyone with an interest in tree care may enroll.
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School Field Trips

Visit Our New Visitor Pavilion!

This new state-of-the-art facility is completely “off the grid” - utilizing solar panels, a composting toilet, rain water collection and other features that make it a showcase for the more than 10,000 visitors who come to the beautiful  9-acre oasis in Kendall each year.  Visitors now have a wonderful meeting place where they can learn about the technology and techniques that reduce our carbon footprint and help to preserve the environment for future generations.

It is designed to LEED Platinum standards, making it one of very few school buildings in Florida to achieve this standard.

>>View a Gallery of the Visitor Pavilion!

School Field Trips

Bring your students to our Nature Adventure Tours on the Kendall Campus of MDC for a fun, Hands-on, environmentally based field trip in our nine-acre nature preserve. All programs follow the Sunshine State Science Standards. Call 305-237-0905 for more information and to schedule your field trip. Space is limited so register early to reserve your spot!

>>View Field Trips brochure

>>Download field trip booking form

Birthdays at the Center

Have a birthday party your kids will never forget as they meet face-to-face with our resident reptiles and amphibians and explore our pristine 9-acre nature preserve.

>>View Birthday Parties flyer

>>Download birthday booking form








Miami Dade College is an equal access equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.
Contact the Office of Employee Relations/Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator at 305.237.2051 for information.