Welcome to the Environmental Study Resource Center
A Message from David Snedeker and Jarin Trombley, Environmental Center Staff
The Environmental Center Swamp site is a 19 acre segment of the Reedy Creek Swamp ecosystem. The Reedy Creek Swamp encompasses thousands of acres of wetlands adjacent to Reedy Creek in northwestern Osceola County. Reedy Creek is a slow moving creek which drains into Lake Russell, and eventually, through the chain of lakes, into the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, and the Everglades.
In this area otter, deer, turkey, alligators, osprey, herons, woodpeckers and many other bird and animal species have been observed. Many plants are part the this particular swamp ecosystem. Major tree species include bald and pond cypress, gum, hickory, and ash. Orchids, mosses, epiphytes, and ferns are readily observable from the 1800 foot elevated boardwalk.
Students from the School District of Osceola County visit the swamp site throughout the year to learn about the local ecosystem by engaging in STEM activities, visiting the centers Natural History Museum, and walking on the boardwalk observing the local flora and fauna.
The Center is open to the public on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and is located at:
4300 S Poinciana Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34758