I’ve been volunteering with Imagine our Florida for about 2 years and I absolutely love it! Why? We teach people of all ages to respect, connect, and coexist with our native animals. We also teach people how important it is to be kind to Mother Nature, so we can continue to enjoy all her beauty. Every living thing, rather it be a plant, insect, human, or animal has a purpose and it is a vital part of the ecosystem. IOF is an organization that uses scientific based education. It is a true delight to watch someone’s face light up when they learn something we have to offer. We teach all ages from 2 to 92 because everyone can learn. Do you know what to do if you see a gopher tortoise crossing the road? Are you allowed to touch them? The answer is yes, as long as you help them cross the road in the direction they are going and not place them in water. Why? A gopher tortoise can drown if placed in water. If you don’t take them in the direction they are going, once you leave, they will cross the road again. They are on a mission and will not stop until that mission is accomplished. We have so much to teach and if your curious to know more, please come see us at one of the many events we attend each year. We are also on all social media outlets! I’m Melanie and I’d love to introduce myself to you and answer any questions you may have! We serve all over the state of Florida and I'll be at the events in central Florida. If you are interested in volunteering for a group that really cares about Florida and all it has to offer with nature, then here we are! What are you waiting for? Come check us out and fall in love with a well worthy cause!