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JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Blue Spring State Park

Second Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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MANATEES!
Blue Spring State Park

Starts mid-Nov. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 PM


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RANGER'S CHOICE PROGRAMS
De Leon Springs State Park

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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JUNIOR RANGER
De Leon Springs State Park


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EXPLORING THE ESTUARY!
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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ALIEN INVADERS FROM BEYOND!
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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ARCHAEOLOGY AND YOU SERIES: EDIBLE ARCHAEOLOGY
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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EXPLORING MOSE: GUIDED TOUR
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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ARCHAEOLOGY AND YOU SERIES: TALKING TRASH!
Fort Mose Historic State Park


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JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Ongoing during park operating hours.


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GEOCACHING
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Ongoing during park operating hours.


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WILDFLOWER HIKE
Hontoon Island State Park

10/25/14 11:00 a.m.


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HABITAT HIKE
Hontoon Island State Park

11/22/14 11:00 a.m.


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FLORIDA SNAKES
Hontoon Island State Park

11/8/14 1:00 p.m.


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PRAIRIE BUGGY TOURS
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

November - March


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INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
Lake Griffin State Park

Ongoing -


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GUIDED OVERNIGHT BACKPACKING TRIP
Lake Kissimmee State Park

November - March Upon request


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GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE
Lake Kissimmee State Park

Available Upon Request November _ March 1:00 PM - aprox. 3PM


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1876 COW CAMP
Lake Kissimmee State Park


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VOLUNTEER WORKDAY
Lake Louisa State Park

3rd Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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GEOCACHING
North Peninsula State Park

Ongoing during park operating hours.


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KAYAK TOURS
Sebastian Inlet State Park

Every Wedesday in May - September


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GEO CACHING
Sebastian Inlet State Park

November 1, 2014, 1 PM - 2:30 PM


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COWARD'S GUIDE TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Sebastian Inlet State Park

November 8, 2014, 1 PM - 2:00 PM


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RANGER PROGRAMS
Silver Springs State Park

Every Saturday and Sunday


Topics vary, but each program is an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

On Saturdays, enter the Riverside of the park at the entrance off of SR 35 (Baseline Rd.).  The program will be in the amphitheater at 5:00PM.  On Sundays, enter the Springside of the park at the entrance off of SR 40.  The program will be held at the Education Center at 2:00PM.

Fees: Regular park entry fees apply.

 

Silver Springs State Park

Every Saturday and Sunday

Description:
Topics vary, but each program is an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

On Saturdays, enter the Riverside of the park at the entrance off of SR 35 (Baseline Rd.).  The program will be in the amphitheater at 5:00PM.  On Sundays, enter the Springside of the park at the entrance off of SR 40.  The program will be held at the Education Center at 2:00PM.

Fees: Regular park entry fees apply.

Contact: Rachel.Fonvielle@DEP.State.FL.US or (352) 236-7148

Directions:
The park is located east of the city of Ocala.  Travel east from Ocala on State Road 40 to the intersection with State Road 35.  To find the main springs, “Springside” Entrance, continue east about 500 feet and turn right into the entrance.   The address is: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL  34488.

To find the equestrian trail head, continue east on SR 40 less than 1 mile, the road narrows from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, past the next red light and the Trail head will be on your right.

For camping and cabins, go to the “Riverside” Entrance, located on State Road 35.  At the intersection of SR 40 and SR 35, go south (turn right heading east or turn left heading west), travel about 1 mile and the entrance is on the left, or east side of the road.  The address is:  1425 N.E. 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL  34470.

(352) 236-7148

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PLANT IDENTIFICATION WALK
Silver Springs State Park

PROGRAM WILL RESUME IN NOVEMBER. 3rd Sunday of the month, 2pm


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COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS
Silver Springs State Park

3rd Saturday of the month, 8am


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MORNING WALK
Silver Springs State Park

First and third Friday of each month, 9am


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PACK WALK
Silver Springs State Park

Fourth Sunday of the month, 10am


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FLORIDA SAFARI
Silver Springs State Park

First Sunday of each month, 10am


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NATURE HIKE WITH DAVID
Silver Springs State Park

First Saturday of each month, 8am


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RANGER STROLL
Silver Springs State Park

second and fourth Friday of each month, 4pm


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CRACKER VILLAGE TOUR
Silver Springs State Park

Second and Fourth Saturday of each month, 10am


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OCALA PLEIN AIR AT SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK
Silver Springs State Park

Second Saturday of each month, 8am


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RANGER INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Ongoing


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TOMOKA REMEMBERS
Tomoka State Park

2nd Saturday, Oct. - May


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2ND SATURDAY PLANT SALES AT THE PARK
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

2nd Saturday each month


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WET TO DRY TRAIL GUIDE TOUR
Wekiwa Springs State Park

1st/3rd Sunday, 1:00 & 2:00 p.m.


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RANGER INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Ongoing


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DISCOVERY HOUR IN THE PARK
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Every Saturday Morning, 10:00 a.m., May 24 - October 18


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