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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Oscar's Grill Pancake Breakast @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, January 21, 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.

Cast Netting @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, January 21, 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

Become a self-sufficient fisherman or woman by catching your own bait!  Learn the basic techniques of cast netting from a Ranger. Come get your feet wet. It’s fun for the whole family.

Additional Information:

Bring sunscreen and a willingness to participate. Reservations required.

Cast Netting Participation Requirements

Phosphate @ Gasparilla Island State Park

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm EST

Adults and children of all ages $5 with $3.00 State Park vehicle fee!

More Information:
941-964-0375

Located in the Southwest region at:
Gasparilla Island State Park
880 Belcher Rd
Boca Grande, FL 33921

 “What’s phosphate?” Come learn how this valuable mineral helped create the town of Boca Grande. This park program will take you through the history of the Phosphate Industry in Boca Grande and Florida.

Beginning Butterflies @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, January 21, 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

Join a park naturalist for a talk on the butterflies of Lovers Key State Park.  Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more.  Bring your camera to capture a picture of these beautiful creatures.  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Black Island Bike Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, January 21, 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

Join a park naturalist for a three-mile adventure down our Black Island Trail.  Learn a little park history and experience some of the wildlife that call this maritime hammock home.  Bring your own bike or rent one from the park concession.  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Education Series for the Curious Adult @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with regular $2 per person park admission

More Information:
Amanda Marek, 352-465-8520

Located in the Northeast region at:
Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 SW 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

On the third Thursday of January to April, Rainbow Springs State Park and the Friends of Rainbow Springs welcome you to interesting and educational presentations on various topics for the curious adult. Presentation topics can include such things as native bees and pollinators, azalea care, the springs of Florida and how to protect them, butterflies, wildlife and more. The programs are presented by park staff, volunteers and guest speakers from a myriad of professional backgrounds in an open-aired ADA accessible pavilion at the Headsprings. Programs begin at 10am, please come at least 15 minutes early to enjoy the refreshments provided by the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park. Check back each month to find out what interesting presentation will be given next!

This month, join us for a program on "What's that Animal?" If you are new to Florida or are simply curious to learn more about some of the common and crazy wildlife seen in our area, come to Rainbow Springs State Park on January 21st.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

What's That Animal Program Flyer

Cracker Cowboy Cooking @ Koreshan State Park

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:00am EST to Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:00pm EDT

FREE with park admission of $4 for one person in vehicle, $5 for up to eight persons in a vehicle.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

EVERY THURSDAY 11:00 a.m. Saunter back in time and enjoy Cracker Cowboy Cooking at the Cast Iron Café where cowboy recipes are prepared using a historic Dutch oven and wood-burning stove.

Park Music Jam @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, January 21, 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 21, 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