The Crystalline Ranger

Outdoor education
Food forest plants, consultation and design
Backyard ponds and ecosystems

"Our primary mission is to reconnect people to nature by offering diverse educational programs that are accessible to all."


Some recent photos of the fun stuff we do in nature!

Aquatic education adventures!

Pilot: Backyard Ecosystem Enhancement Tips

A backyard pond provides many benefits: Ecosystem enhancement, a living outdoor education hub for your children and their friends, creating microclimate, attracting desirable wildlife and so many others! Learn with biologist Crystal Hartman as she does some spring cleaning of her stock pond.


Professional organizations to which we belong

About the Owner...

Crystal Hartman is a Florida-centric biologist. She has an M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and a B.A. in Environmental Science, with a minor in Sustainability Studies. Her specialties include restoration, aquatic, and invasion ecology  disciplines, as well as education. As a biologist and instructor at a major university, Crystal conducted ecological research for 15 years. The last 7 she also instructed youth, college students, and adults in outdoor education and principles of applied science. For health and family reasons, she stepped down from the university and now serves the people of North-central Florida.

brown lion on green grass field


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