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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oscar's Grill Pancake Breakast @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:00am EST

The cost is $4.00/person kids 12 years and younger is $2.00/person.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

What better way to start your day than with a hearty, home-cooked breakfast.  This winter family-friendly program is fully prepared by park Volunteers for both day-use visitors and campers.  The breakfast includes your choice of plain or blueberry pancakes with syrup (regular or sugar-free), sausage, and your choice of juice, coffee (regular or decaf), or tea.  A great way to meet other park guests.

Natural Communities of a Barrier Island @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join a Ranger and explore our barrier island. Learn about the Maritime Hammock plants, how they protect us, and what we can do to protect them. Exciting discoveries are made along the beach, across the dunes and through cool, shaded hammock areas.

Additional Information:

We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and bringing a water bottle, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Reservations recommended.

Natural Communities of a Barrier Island Participation Requirements

Manatees and Dolphins talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Meet with a Park Naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about Manatees and Dolphins.  Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them.  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Volunteer Brown Bag Luncheon @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

There are no fees associated with this event.

More Information:
Linda Trice (850) 4874556

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park would like to invite you to The Volunteer Brown Bag Luncheon. We love to see our volunteers and share lunch time with them.  We will provide drinks and dessert.  We use this time to get to know our volunteers better.  If you are not a current volunteer and would like to be please join us for this monthly luncheon. We will meet at the Gardner's Cottage from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Additional Information:

 

Participation Requirements

Park Music Jam @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:00pm EST

There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Enjoy watching and listening to musicians jamming out to various music tunes.  Anyone with an instrument that would like to join in is welcome and encouraged.  This family-friendly program is sure to be full of toe-stomping fun located at the Nature Center.  Audience members are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Americana Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm CST

$5.00 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park includes regular park admission.

More Information:
George Royal or Fred Provost, 850-267-8332

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Presenting original Americana music, including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from Florida and other states. The concerts take place at our newly refurbished and upgraded amphitheater, unless bad weather conditions are present. If bad weather, the concert is held inside our clubhouse. 

Additional Information:

A regularly updated schedule of artists and dates can be found at www.luckymudmusic.com  

Our own Coral Reef @ St. Andrews State Park

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm CST

Park entrance fees are waived for participants.

More Information:
Melissa Shoemaker, 850-258-8031

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Join the Friends of St. Andrews State Park, Inc. at their monthly membership meeting to learn about the increasing number of coral species making their home on or near St. Andrews State Park jetties.  Speaker Ron Boyce, the director of AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute, has been tracking the hard branching corals' growth.  Ron's presentation will include pictures and video of the coral and a discussion on how to best protect them.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Presentation will be held in the Friends Building located directly behind the Camp Store.