Florida Homeschooling

Anyone new to homeschooling has questions. To help you navigate through the vast amounts of information about homeschooling, we've compiled the best resources, support, information, and ideas to help you make your decision to homeschool and to successfully home educate your children. Florida is full of resources that can help make homeschooling fun and enjoyable for every member of your family. Here are some common questions:

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Miami Metrozoo
Metrozoo houses more than 700 wild animals in a cageless environment. Large, open-air exhibits provide the ideal setting in which visitors can experience some of the world's most beautiful and endangered wildlife. With nearly 300 developed acres on a 740-acre parcel of land, Metrozoo is the only zoo in the continental United States located in a subtropical climate.
Lynn Haven Library
901 Ohio Avenue Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Phone: 850-265-2781 the Lynn Haven Library maintains print and audio collections of more than 25,000 items. An emphasis on current and popular titles, in addition to classics, promotes a love of reading for everyone from toddlers to senior adults.
Eclectic Florida Homeschoolers
Eclectic Florida Homeschoolers is a list for secular Florida homeschool families.
Estero Bay Preserve State Park
The first aquatic preserve established in Florida, this is one of the most productive estuaries in the state. The bay is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the bald eagle. The preserve protects the water, inlets, and islands along 10 miles of Estero Bay. Visitors can canoe or kayak in the bay or on the Estero River. Miles of trails offer visitors the opportunity to hike, bicycle, or study the variety of wildlife and native vegetation protected here. There are gopher tortoises, fiddler...
Honeymoon Island State Park
The pioneers called it Hog Island, but it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm - thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, visitors can drive across Dunedin Causeway to enjoy the sun - drenched Gulf beaches, mangrove swamps, and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swi...
San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park
This underwater archaeological preserve features a submerged shipwreck that is available for diving and snorkeling. Part of a Spanish flotilla, the San Pedro was a 287-ton, Dutch-built ship which sank in a hurricane on July 13, 1733. Her remains were discovered in 1960 in Hawk Channel near Indian Key. After major salvage efforts in the 1960s, all that remains of San Pedro is a large pile of ballast stones covering an area 90 feet long and 30 feet wide. The underwater site has been enhanced with ...
University of South Florida Libraries
The USF Library System consists of six libraries. The principal research library is the Tampa Library centrally located on the main campus. The St. Petersburg campus is home to the Poynter Library; the Sarasota campus is home to the Jane Bancroft Cook Library; and the Lakeland campus has recently found room to house their own library, which had previously been a joint use facility. The special libraries are the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, serving the needs of USF Health consisting of the C...
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Throughout its history, the story of Fort Matanzas has been closely intertwined with that of the city of St. Augustine and the Castillo de San Marcos. This Spanish outpost fort was built in 1740-1742 to guard the Matanzas Inlet and to warn St. Augustine of British or other enemies approaching from the south. Fort Matanzas now serves as a reminder of the early Spanish empire in the New World. In addition, the park, which is located on barrier islands along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the...
Gulf Beaches Public Library
200 Municipal Drive Madeira Beach, FL 33708 Phone: 727-391-2828 The Gulf Beaches Public Library is committed to providing its local residents and visitors: -materials, information, and services that strive to meet their educational, recreational and cultural needs, -enhanced learning through the sharing of services and resources with the larger library community, -access to and assistance in using emerging technologies to enhance current resources and expand available information.
Evolved Homeschooling
Evolved Homeschooling is a non-religious homeschool group designed for the freethinking family, serving Polk County, Florida and other closely surrounding areas. They offer several monthly field trips and play dates, parents' nights out, bi-weekly recess, monthly show and tell and much more.
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom boat tours are offered when the water is clear. Swimming is a popular activity during the hot summer months. A nature trail offers a leisurely walk along the upland wooded areas of the park. The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by financier E...
Big Talbot Island State Park
Located on one of Northeast Florida’s unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest. Launch a boat from the north end of the island to fish and tour the salt marsh or rent a kayak and take a guided paddle tour.
Lake County Homeschool Cooperative
The focus of this group is to create a shared learning experience for grades pre-k through 3rd. LCHC operates primarily in south Lake County and offers a literature club, co-ops, field trips and other educational or social events. They welcome families from all walks of life regardless of political views,religious persuasion or beliefs.
Sumter County Library System
910 North Main Street Bushnell, FL 33513 Phone: 352-568-3456 The Mission of the Sumter County Library System is to provide free informational and educational materials to Sumter County residents of all ages.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
FAU Libraries promote the academic goals of the University by serving a uniquely diverse community through academic and personal development, discovery, lifelong learning, excellence, and innovation. The Libraries fulfill their mission by providing access to collections and services, building a rich resource of research materials, promoting a dynamic and multifaceted information literacy program, maintaining a dialogue with the scholarly community, developing creative programming, encouraging p...
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Montessori: A Modern Approach
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The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
This classic homeschool resource is intended for teens who are ready to take charge of their own education. Written by Grace Llewellyn in the '90s, it is still relevant today. Teens will be empowered by claiming their natural ability to teach themsel...
Learning Styles: Reaching Everyone God Gave You to Teach
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A Reason For® Handwriting
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Florida History from the Highways
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