Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center (JBYCC) is located just outside Tallahassee, in the midst of the Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area.  JBYCC staff provides students the opportunity to learn about aquatic ecology in a natural, outdoors setting. Our aquatic education programs are designed to give students a chance to experience aquatic habitats first-hand, and enhance their appreciation of proper environmental management.
Students participate in aquatic programs, ranging from studying pond life to wetland surveys that are selected to complement their classroom learning. Students are provided with equipment and supervised instruction while they enjoy fishing in JBYCC's well-stocked 15-acre pond. We hope this first-hand experience with an aquatic habitat will enhance the students' appreciation of proper environmental management.
JBYCC is open to school groups Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The staff offers hands-on aquatic activities and can structure programs to fit teacher's needs. Programs can be scheduled by calling JBYCC at (850) 933-4322.
The following are some guidelines to consider when scheduling a program at JBYCC:
Program Guidelines
  • Our programs are offered at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups may bring bait or purchase bait from the center.
  • Most programs average 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Children must be at least seven years of age to participate in programs.
  • We prefer to limit group size to 50 participants, but can accommodate larger groups, if necessary


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