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2024 City Nature Challenge: Polk County

Get involved in the 2024 City Nature Challenge for Polk County with Bok Tower Gardens! Help us showcase the natural wonders of Polk County by participating in this global collaboration of cities sharing observations of nature. Join us at the Alexander Discovery Center first for an informative session on the City Nature Challenge and receive a brief training on using iNaturalist to log your observations. After we will embark on a guided walk along our Pine Ridge Preserve trail to document as many observations as possible. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the biodiversity of Polk County! Registration required.

Event Date & Time

Friday, April 26, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Alexander Discovery Center


Free for members / $20 for non-member adults, $10 for non-member children ages 6-17 (Includes admission)
Registration required

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Please Note:
Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5 pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any educational program.