The Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 30 miles
east of Tallahassee, was created so that young people would have a
special place to discover and enjoy the outdoors. Through the
center programs, children learn about northern Florida's natural
landscapes, wildlife management, and renewable energy sources, and
are given unique opportunities to develop their outdoor skills and
respect for nature. Activities include fishing, shooting sports,
hiking, viewing wildlife, and seasonal hunting on the impoundments,
fields, and forests of the conservation center.
The center, the first public-private partnership of
its kind in Florida, encompasses 160 acres that Beau Turner has
leased to the FWC. The goal for the center is to develop a
stewardship ethic among youth through programs designed to develop
their outdoor skills and to instill an appreciation and knowledge
of the longleaf pine ecosystem and wildlife management
Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center volunteers
help with large events, oversee weekend programs, or assist by
sharing their knowledge of how to enjoy outdoor activities.
Your level of service as a volunteer depends on the
time and commitment you are willing to invest. It makes no
difference if you want to work a day or two a year or a day or two
a week, we have an opportunity for you to help!
How to sign up
The excitement of becoming a part of the team of
dedicated volunteers at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center
all starts with a volunteer orientation. The orientations are
designed to give you: 1) an understanding of the goals and
objectives we want to achieve in training the next generation of
responsible conservationists; 2) an overview of the safety policies
and operational procedures; 3) a tour of all the facilities used at
the center; and 3) an introduction to the programs the center
After attending the volunteer orientation and
passing a background check, you are authorized to assist in special
events and assist with the delivery of our outdoor programs. After
finding a program or programs that you enjoy the most, you can
continue helping youth with hands-on learning experiences while at
the same time continuing your training as a volunteer.
Upcoming Training Dates and
E-mail or call
850-688-7834 to register for a Beau Turner Youth Conservation
Center volunteer training.
For more information on Beau Turner Youth
Conservation Center, visit the Beau
Turner Youth Conservation Center's webpage.