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JUNIOR BIRDING PROGRAM
Alafia River State Park

October 13, 2014. 10:00 - 12:00


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JUNIOR NATURALIST
Alafia River State Park

December 8, 2014. 10:00 - 12:00


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JUNIOR CITIZEN SCIENTIST
Alafia River State Park

March 9, 2015. 10:00 - 12:00


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THE WILDLIFE OF ALAFIA RIVER STATE PARK
Alafia River State Park

May 11, 2015. 10:00 - 12:00


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LITERACY DAY - OLLIE THE ALLIGATOR
Alafia River State Park

September 8, 2014. 10:00 - 12:00


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PRESCRIBED FIRE
Alafia River State Park

April 13, 2015. 10:00 - 12:00


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JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Alafia River State Park

Daily


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BLUE PLANET
Alafia River State Park

January 12, 2015. 10:00 - 12:00


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GUIDED MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
Alafia River State Park

Every 3rd Sunday of the month


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ALIEN INVADERS
Alafia River State Park

February 9, 2015. 10:00 - 12:00


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LIVING WITH SANDHILL CRANES
Alafia River State Park

November 10, 2014. 10:00 - 12:00


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"MANATEE MARVELS
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 19th  Wednesday 2:00 p.m.


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PETER JONES - CAVE EXPLORATION
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 26th  Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


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SHARKS!!!
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 12th - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

April 12, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

April 5, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

March 29, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

March 22, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

March 15, 2014, 7:30 pm


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COLLIER-SEMINOLE CULTURAL SERIES
Collier-Seminole State Park

December to April


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GUIDED CANOE TRIPS
Collier-Seminole State Park

Mid-December until Mid-April


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

March 8, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

March 1, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 22, 2014, 7:30 pm


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SATURDAY EVENING PARK PROGRAM
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm


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EVENING RANGER PROGRAM - VIDEO PRESENTATION - FLORIDA STATE PARKS 
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 15th - 7:30 p.m.


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MARYA REPKO - BOOK SIGNING
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 12th - Wednesday at 2:00PM


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FIRESIDE CHAT WITH RICK MAGERS
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 26th  Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.


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EVENING RANGER PROGRAM - "COLLIER CRITTERS"
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 22nd - Saturday at 7:00PM.


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A DOUBLE HEADER!"
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 19th  Wednesday 1:00 p.m.


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JACK SHEALYS GLADESMEN CULTURAL AND HERITAGE TALK
Collier-Seminole State Park

February 19th  Wednesday at 7:00PM


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RANGER HISTORY PROGRAM/LIVE FIRING DEMONSTRATION
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

November through April. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.


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MOONLIGHT NIGHT HIKE
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, January 25th, 2014. 6 - 8 pm


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PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. 10 am - 1 pm


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BE A DADE PIONEER
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

First Tuesday of the month during the school year, September 2013  May 2014. 3:45 pm - 6 pm


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PREPARATION OF WILD EDIBLES WORKSHOP
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Thursday, January 16th, 2014. 7 - 9 pm


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NATIVE PLANT WALK
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, August 21st @ 9:30 AM


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GOPHER TORTOISES
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, August 7th @ 9:30 AM


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MANATEES
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, August 28th @ 9:30 AM


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SEA TURTLES
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, August 14th @ 9:30 AM


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WADING ADVENTURE
Don Pedro Island State Park

Saturday 9:30 a.m. - May 3


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FRIENDS OF FAKAHATCHEE - GUIDED SWAMP WALKS
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Scheduled from November to March


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FORT FOSTER TOURS
Fort Foster State Historic Site

Saturdays: 2 PM & 4 PM - Sundays 11 AM


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GUIDED MANSION TOURS
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Daily - Thursday through Monday.


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LIGHTHOUSE KIDS EXPLORERS CLUB
Gasparilla Island State Park

Saturdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.


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DOCENT-LED MUSEUM TOUR
Gasparilla Island State Park

Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.


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LITTLE LIGHTS TODDLER TIME
Gasparilla Island State Park

Saturdays 10:00 a.m.


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TRAM TOURS
Highlands Hammock State Park

Tuesdays - The tram is scheduled to run at 1:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. A 2:30 pm tram will be offered following the 1:00 pm tram, if required, to meet visitor demand. Weekend trams are offered at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The tram does NOT run on Mondays.


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MARCH 2014 NATURE WALKS
Highlands Hammock State Park

March 3,10, 15 and 17, 2014


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MONDAY MORNING NATURE WALKS
Highlands Hammock State Park

February 3rd thru February 24th. 9:30AM


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FORT FOSTER TOURS
Hillsborough River State Park

Saturdays: 2 PM & 4 PM - Sundays 11 AM


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PROGRAMS AND SERVICE
Hillsborough River State Park

Third Saturday of each Month


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CAMPFIRE PROGRAM
Hillsborough River State Park

Saturday Evenings -- TBA


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NATURE CENTER INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Honeymoon Island State Park

Daily from 9 to 5


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FIRST DAY HIKES
Honeymoon Island State Park

January 1, 2013. 9:00 and 11:00 AM


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MONTHLY SHELL SHOW & EXHIBIT
Honeymoon Island State Park

3rd Saturday of the month. Time: Ongoing - Stop in anytime from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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MAKE N TAKE RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP
Honeymoon Island State Park

Held once monthly, Call nature center at 727-738-2903 or visit www.islandparks.org/rainbarrel to check date and time.


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GUIDED TOURS OF THE HISTORIC SETTLEMENT
Koreshan State Historic Site

Saturday and Sunday at 10 am April through December. Daily at 10 am and 2 pm January through March


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GUIDED WALK ON THE NATURE TRAIL
Koreshan State Historic Site

Mondays at 10:00 am


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CAMPER COFFEE
Lake Manatee State Park

Saturdays, December through end of March 2013 - 9:00 a.m.


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CAMPER POTLUCK
Lake Manatee State Park

One weekday from 4:00 p.m. until sundown. December through end of March 2013


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NATURE WALKS
Lake Manatee State Park

December through end of March 2013.


Join us for guided nature walks from December till end of March. Please call ahead for date and time.

(941) 741-3028

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CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS
Little Manatee River State Park

Every Saturday from November 1st2013 to March 29th 2014 at 7:30PM


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NATURE WALKS
Little Manatee River State Park

Saturdays, November 2013 - April 2014. 1 PM


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BEGINNING BUTTERFLIES
Lovers Key State Park

Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m.


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SHORELINE EXPLORATION TALK
Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m.


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LOVERS KEY ESTUARY TOUR W/ PHOTO FOCUS
Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m.


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THE NATIVE PLANTS OF LOVERS KEY TALK
Lovers Key State Park

Wednesday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m.


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ESTUARY WADING TRIP
Lovers Key State Park

Friday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m.


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LOVERS KEY FISHING CLINIC
Lovers Key State Park

Tuesdays, August 5 & 19


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BLACK ISLAND BIKE TOUR
Lovers Key State Park

Friday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m.


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BEACH WALK AND ESTUARY TOUR
Lovers Key State Park

Tuesday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m.


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LOVERS KEY SEA TURTLE TALK
Lovers Key State Park

Friday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m.


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CHECK THE EVENTS PAGE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ALL PARK PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Myakka River State Park


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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE
Myakka River State Park

Ongoing Event. Trips depart on select days at 8 a.m. from the parks visitor center.


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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Myakka River State Park

Fridays - December thru April. 8:00AM until 12:00 Noon


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WHAT'S THAT BIRD?
Myakka River State Park

December - Daily at the Birdwalk from 9 until 1


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RANGER GUIDED PROGRAMS
Oscar Scherer State Park

Wednesdays - 9:00 a.m. Year round.


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BIRD WALK
Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. Year round.


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RANGER CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS
Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturdays. 7:30 PM


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GUIDED NIGHT CANOE PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

March 10. Various times.


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CRITTER CRAFTS
Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturdays. 10:00 AM.


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RANGER GUIDED WALK
Oscar Scherer State Park

Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - Seasonal


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GUIDED SCRUB WALK
Oscar Scherer State Park

Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - Seasonal


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VIDEO PROGRAMS
Paynes Creek Historic State Park

Saturdays - Sundays, year-round 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM


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CUSTOMIZED RANGER PROGRAM
Paynes Creek Historic State Park

Ongoing


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GUIDED WALKS AND GROUP PROGRAMS
Paynes Creek Historic State Park

Ongoing


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RANGER LED NATURE HIKE
Stump Pass Beach State Park

Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.  (January through April)


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WADING ADVENTURE
Stump Pass Beach State Park

9:30 a.m.  March 21, May 17


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JUNIOR RANGER CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

July 8 - 12, 2013. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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SIRENS OF THE DEEP MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Please call the park for available dates.


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JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

July 22 - 27, 2013


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ADVENTURES UNDER THE SPRING MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Please call the park for available dates.


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MERMAID ENCOUNTER
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Saturdays and Sundays - Beginning May 25, 2013.


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MUSEUM
Ybor City Museum State Park

Open year-round with the exception of major holidays


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LA CASITA TOURS
Ybor City Museum State Park

Year-round with the exception of major holidays


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RISE AND SHINE, TAMPA!  LIGHT YOGA AND STRETCH
Ybor City Museum State Park

Saturdays. Yoga: 09:30 a.m.


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