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JUNIOR BIRDING PROGRAM
Alafia River State Park

October 13, 2014; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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JUNIOR NATURALIST
Alafia River State Park

December 8, 2014; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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JUNIOR CITIZEN SCIENTIST
Alafia River State Park

March 9, 2015; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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THE WILDLIFE OF ALAFIA RIVER STATE PARK
Alafia River State Park

May 11, 2015; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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PRESCRIBED FIRE
Alafia River State Park

April 13, 2015; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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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 am - 12:00 pm


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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 am - 12:00 pm


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LIVING WITH SANDHILL CRANES
Alafia River State Park

November 10, 2014; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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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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SPIDERS
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9:30 am


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CASTNETTING
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:30 am


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GOPHER TORTOISE RESEARCH TALK
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Tuesday, September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2014 at 9:30 am


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MANGROVE WALK
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:30 am


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BEACH COMBING
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Tuesday, September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm


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NATIVE PLANT WALK
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:30 am


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SEA TURTLES
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:30 am


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WADING ADVENTURE
Don Pedro Island State Park

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.


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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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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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FORT FOSTER TOURS
Hillsborough River State Park

Saturdays: 2 PM & 4 PM - Sundays 11 AM


Park admission plus tour fee of $2/adult and $1/child, ages 6-12. Ages 5 and under are free. Your step back in time will begin at the park's concession located in parking lot #4. From there a tram will transport you to Fort Foster where you will see the only authentically reconstructed fort from the era of the Second Seminole Indian War (1830s). Ideal for the whole family this program will take approximately one-and-a-half hours for the tour. NO PETS.

(813) 987-6771

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


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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Myakka River State Park

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


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WHAT'S THAT BIRD?
Myakka River State Park

December - Daily at the Birdwalk from 9 am until 1 pm


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RANGER GUIDED PROGRAMS
Oscar Scherer State Park

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


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CO-ED LOW IMPACT EXERCISE CLASS
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. January 5th - March. 8:30 am - 9:15 am


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OLD TIME FOLK JAM
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Thursday, January - April. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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GUIDED HIKE & BIKE
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Friday, December - March. 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Hike) & 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (Bike)


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EAGLE VIEWING
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Sunday, November - March. 9:00 am - 11:00 am


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TRAM TOUR
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Saturday, November - April. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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OSCAR'S GRILLE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Thursday, December 11th - March. 8:00 am - 10:00 am


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GUIDED PADDLE (OR WALK)
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Wednesday, Year-round. 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Must arrive at 8:30am)


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TRAM TOUR
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every 3rd Saturday, May - October. October 18, 2014, May 16, 2015. 9:00 am - 10:00 am


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GUIDED NIGHT PADDLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

Monthly on Saturdays as listed. Time varies based on sunset.


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STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD DEMONSTRATION
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every 3rd Saturday beginning September 20, 2014 through May 16, 2015. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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COFFEE SOCIAL
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Tuesday, December - March. 8:00 am - 10:00 am


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BIRD WALK
Oscar Scherer State Park

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


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CAMPFIRE CIRCLE
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Saturday, December - March. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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GRAND OLE OSPREY
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Wednesday, January - April. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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GAME NIGHT
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Monday, December - March. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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RANGER CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS
Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturdays. 7:30 PM


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VENICE AUDUBON SOCIETY GUIDED BIRD WALK
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Thursday, October 2014 - April 2015. 8:30 am - 10:30 am


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CRITTER CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Saturday, October - May. 10:00 am - 11:00 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

Every Sunday, Year-round; 8:30 am - 10:00 am


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SUNDAE SUNDAY SOCIAL & MUSICAL TREAT
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every 2nd Sunday, January - April. January 11, 2015, February 8, 2015, March 8, 2015, & April 12, 2015; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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MOVIE NIGHT
Oscar Scherer State Park

Every Friday, December - March. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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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

Friday, March 20, 2015 and Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:30 am


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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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SIRENS OF THE DEEP MERMAID CAMP
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Please call the park for available dates.


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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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