Polk County's Literacy Resource Directory Literacy Directory 2nd Edition - Page 19

POLK COUNTY PARKS AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION Contact: Tracy Mullins 863-534-7377 |         tracymullins@polk-county.net www.polk-county.net/natural-resources Locations: Nature Discovery Center - Address: 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803 - Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Tuesdays - Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 pm | Sunday - About: The Nature Discovery Center offers several hands-on exhibits as well as the Expedition Room, which is a quiet space with resource books for you to look through, and computers designated for nature-based research. Self-guided tours are also available to enhance literacy and increase environmental knowledge. Homeland Heritage Park - Address: 249 Church Ave, Homeland, FL 33847 - Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Monday - Friday - About: As the smallest community in Polk County, Homeland Heritage Park is an educational park containing some of Polk County's oldest buildings. The Park hosts several special events and festivals each year, including the Cracker Storytelling festival held each December.   POLK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP OF WINTER HAVEN Website: www.polk-fl.net Check with your child's school for any tutoring services or resources they may provide! Contact: Audrey Nettlow            863-662-3941            info@whpep.org            www.whpep.org About: PEP of Winter Haven is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization supporting quality and collaborative programs for Winter Haven's Public Schools. PEP of Winter Haven offers several programs and initiatives, including:  PEP Education Center - Address: 203 Ave. R NE., Winter Haven, FL 33881 - About: The PEP Education Center offers after school homework support, literacy, tutoring, STEM, and enrichment sessions, summer programs, and free books. Kindergarten Ready Initiative - Contact: Nat West - Website: whkindergartenready.org - About: Web site information for parents of small children, birth to 5.