What's Inside the Nature Center
Learn about the island, its animals and plants,
and the different natural communities where they live all come to life
island's interesting past cultural history is represented as well.
Enjoy the shell displays, geology exhibit and touch tables. Watch short
videos, listen to the sounds, and discover hidden treasures.
and families can enjoy the free indoor scavenger hunt, puppets and
toys, treasure chest. Use the interactive station to learn about
weather, common birds and wildflowers, tides, nesting birds, sea turtle
nests and more.
Step outside and enjoy the expansive view of St. Joseph Sound, and the
mangroves and seagrass beds below. Take a casual walk along the new nature
center trail and discover native Florida plants and animals.
inside the nature center, numerous
birds are depicted in flight overhead, and friendly nature center staff
is here to answer questions about the discoveries of your day on the
island. Get a trail map, and find out about our different beach areas
and miles of walking and hiking trails.
Watch for our all new through-the-park bike trail coming soon.
Find out about upcoming classes,
nature walks and special events. Stop back again for fresh observations
and another brand new day on this dynamic barrier island.
Learn to love barrier islands:
Become aware of the dynamics of barrier islands: At Honeymoon Island, every day is different! The Island is always changing shape and size, and things come and go along the way.
Recognize the ecology of St. Joseph Sound: Learn
about animals and plants, on land and in the water. Find out about
different nature areas such as sand dunes, sea grass beds, tidal pools,
sunny coastal areas and shaded woody areas.
Understand the concepts of environmental ethics: Find out everything that makes this place so great, and learn to keep it that way and better!
Differentiate between seasonal subtleties: Cooler
days in winter make for great hiking weather, sunny summers are for the
beach and swimming in the gulf, or finding shade in the woods and
quietly watching wildlife. Windy days are for sailing and kite flying.
Rain makes the wildflowers bloom, and big storms bring the surfers. Low
tides and high tides bring shore birds and shells!
Identify human impacts on the island: We
can drive to the island, park our cars and picnic. We can get a snack,
rent a kayak, take a ferry ride, fish off the sea wall, and exercise on
the trails. It's fun to enjoy the beach, and our pets even have their
very own beach!
Become inspired to learn more about the region: What
other islands are in the area? How old is this island? Who lived here,
and what has happened in the past? What kind of fish can I catch? Can I
see dolphin and Manatees? How about sea turtles?
Art Exhibits at the
Rotary Centennial Nature Center
About the Artist:
Robert Herbenick Drawings and Paintings
Exhibit OpeningTuesday Sept. 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.Doors open at 6:30 p.m.There will be a reception with light refreshments.Originals and prints are available for purchase.At the Rotary Centennial Nature CenterHoneymoon Island State Park1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Center Open Daily 9 am to 5 pmPark Open Daily from 8:00 a.m. to Sunset
Robert Herbenick retired from a multinational corporation in 2006 and live in Safety Harbor, Florida with my wife Renee.
MEDIA: Oils, acrylics, pencil
Mr. Herbenick enjoys painting outdoors in many of the local parks that
are within a short drive from home. Studies are created directly from
nature and are reference for larger paintings. He is extremely
fortunate to live in an area with such an abundance of subjects to draw
and paint with waterfowl being of current interest. I look forward to
many years of what I enjoy most, creating art.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Member of Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA)
EDUCATION: Self-taught painter with a lifelong interest in
drawing and painting. Reference materials include books, magazines, and
videos of foremost artists from around the globe.
EXHIBITIONS: Ruth Eckerd Hall 2014, Featured Artist Palm Harbor Library
2013, One Person Show in 2016 and 2017 at the Clearwater Municipal
Building, Annual PAVA Membership Exhibit and Awards at Largo Library
2014, Clearwater Library 2015, Star Spangled Art Show: 2nd Place in
2014, 1st Place in 2016, Best of Show in 2015 and 2017. Guest Artist at
Rotary Centennial Nature Center, Honeymoon Island State Park, Jan—May,
2016. Judge of Dunedin Creative Arts Guild Show in April, 2016. Artist
on Display at Friends of Island Parks 2016 Earth Days. The July, 2016
and 2017 Cool Art Show at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg,
Florida. September-October 2016 Featured Artist at Carrollwood
Cultural Center, Tampa, FL. The 2017 and 2018 Tarpon Springs Art
Festival, Tarpon Springs, FL. The 2018 Beaus Arts Festival in Coral
Gables, FL. The 2017 and 2018 "2 Cool Art Show" in Gulfport, FL. The
2018 Gasparilla Fine Arts Festival. The 2018 Mainsail Art Festival in
St. Petersburg, FL.
Artist Contact Information: