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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Scrub-Jay Walk @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am EST

Park entry fee applies

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center, (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

First and third Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m.; learn about the globally imperiled sand pine scrub ecosystem and its inhabitants. Meet at the Camp Murphy Bicycle Trailhead parking lot located between the front entrance and Pine Grove Campground. 

Walk through the globally imperiled Florida scrub and learn about this unique ecosystem and the wildlife that depend on it to survive. Jonathan Dickinson contains one of the largest tracts of scrub remaining in Florida and is home to the endangered Florida scrub-jay, which is often seen in the park. The challenge of scrub land management will be discussed while looking for the endangered Florida scrub jay and other wild scrub inhabitants.

The walk will last approximately one hour and takes place on an old paved road and some sandy roads.

Park entry fee applies. Comfortable shoes, water, sun protection, and binoculars are recommended. For details, contact Kimbell Center, (561) 745-5551, or email libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us.

Dade's Winter Bird Walk @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Cost is $3/vehicle for park entrance, or $2 for bicyclist or walk-in.

More Information:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, phone (352)793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Ranger led winter bird walk on the trails around Dade Battlefield Historic State Park to see what birds have joined us for the winter. 

Yoga on the Beach @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Class fee is $5 plus regular park admission.

More Information:
Green Monkey Yoga Studio at 239-598-1938

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

Join yoga instructors from Green Monkey Yoga in the morning for an all-levels gentle yoga class.

Additional Information:

Bring your yoga mat, water, a towel, and bug spray! To make a reservation and payment please call the yoga studio at 239-598-1938 or visit their website: www.greenmonkey.com.

Yoga on the Beach Participation Requirements

Game Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:30pm EST

This after hour program is open to registered campers only and free to participate.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

This family-friendly winter program is a great way to unwind after a long day while meeting new friends.  Located in the Nature Center, various individual and group based games are available for general use and campers are welcome to bring their own.  Available games include: Checkers, Chess, Dominos, Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee, Stratego, Farkle, a variety of card games, and many, many more.

The 25th Annual Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture Series @ John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm EST

Free

More Information:
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Visitor Center, 305-451-9570

Located in the Southeast region at:
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Mile Marker 102.5 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037-0487

Sponsored by Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Visitor Center and Aquarium Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Speakers cover a variety of topics. Click here for agenda.

Additional Information:

Seating is limited. Bring a cushion for your added seating comfort. Please help us to accommodate those who are chemically sensitive by not wearing fragrances and other scented products. Essential Eligibility Criteria: 1) Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instruction independently or with the assistance of a companion. (Adaptive listening devices available), 2) Must have the ability to stand or sit independently or with the assistance of a companion for 1 hour. We recommend that visitors bring a seat cushion for the pew-like benches.(Wheelchair accessible), 3) Must have the ability to withstand fluctuations in temperature due to air conditioning. We recommend visitors bring a sweater.

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State Park

Thursday, February 4, 2016 (All day)

This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5, craig.littauer@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website.

Participation requirements.