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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 9:00am 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

This weekly program is offered during bald eagle nesting season. Two nests are located in the park but the easiest to access is on the Green Trail. Once nest construction has begun, part of the trails are roped off per federal law. To view the eagles from a safe distance, a Volunteer will be manning a viewing station. A high-powered spotting scope to view the nest will be provided. The 20-minute walk to the eagle viewing station on the Green Trail from the Nature Center or campground is self-guided and trail maps can be obtained at the Ranger Station and Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

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Participation Requirements

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, February 7, 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 Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Additional Information:

Beach Combing Participation Requirements

Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andrea Henry 863-696-1112 or andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

As you meander down the trail to the cow camp, you will travel back in time to 1876.

At the end of the trail you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next round up or drive. The cow hunter will be happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Available upon request for groups of 15 or more.

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Annual Old Florida Plantation Tour @ Tomoka State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

Tour tickets are $12 ($10 for OBHS members) and $5.00 for children ages 8-12. Reservations are required. Park entrance fees are included in tour ticket prices. Purchase tickets at the MacDonald House at 38 East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, or call the Ormond Beach Historical Society at 386-677-7005 for more details and reservations.

More Information:
Call 386-677-7005 for reservations and more details.

Located in the Central region at:
Tomoka State Park
2099 North Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Once a year the Ormond Beach Historical Society (OBHS) and Tomoka State Park sponsor a self-driving tour of 3 area plantations with interpretive guides. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a guided walking tour of the sugar mill ruins at Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park off Old Kings Road in Flagler Beach. At 11:30 a.m., re-enactors will tell the stories of James Ormond and Thomas Henry Dummett at nearby James Ormond Park, site of the Ormond Tomb. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the last stop, Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach. A guided walking tour begins at 1:00 p.m. at Tomoka on the site of the Mount Oswald plantation and Timucuan Indian Village, Nocoroco. Enjoy the afternoon and relax in the natural beauty of Tomoka. The Tomoka Outpost has canoe, kayak, fishing rentals available as well as snacks, various sundries, beer and wine and a beautiful river view. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions; bring water and bug repellant. Rain or shine! Space is limited so call for your tickets now and don't miss out!   

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Participation Requirements 

Guided Bike Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm 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

Join staff along paved trails and roads, learning about the park's unique natural and cultural history. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and may be too long or vigorous for young children or persons who are not able to handle cycling about 5-6 miles. 

Annual Old Florida Plantation Tour @ Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

Tickets are $12.00 ($10 for OBHS members). Purchase tour tickets at the MacDonald House at 38 E. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach or call 386-677-7005 for reservations. Park entrance fees included in tour ticket price.

More Information:
Call OBHS at 386-677-7005 for reservations and more details.

Located in the Central region at:
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
3501 Old Kings Road
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Once a year the Ormond Beach Historical Society (OBHS) and Tomoka sponsor self-driving/walking tours of 3 area plantations with interpretive guides. Activities begin at 10:00am with a guided walking tour of the sugar mill ruins at Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park- Bulowville. At 11:30am re-enactors will tell the story of James Ormond and Thomas Henry Dummett at the nearby James Ormond Park, site of the Ormond Tomb. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the last stop, Tomoka State Park. Guided walking tour at Tomoka starts at 1:00PM on the site of the Mount Oswald Plantation and Timucuan Indian Village, Nocoroco.  Then relax and enjoy the rest of the day in the beautiful surroundings. The Tomoka Outpost (Call 386-673-0022 for rental prices) has canoe/kayak, fishing rentals available and snacks, various sundries and beer and wine. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, bring water and bug repellant. Rain or shine! Reservations required and space is limited so don't miss it!

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Participation Requirements

Mary's Music Series @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

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

Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 1:00-2:00p.m. Join us for the Brooks Brothers concert, which will take place at the Historic Art Hall on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 1:00-2:00p.m.

Sundae Sunday Social and Musical Treat @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 3:30pm EST

$3.00 for ice cream in addition to regular park admission.

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 an ice cream sundae while listening and relaxing to great live music by fabulous musicians held at the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music by firelight @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 6:30pm EST

This program is open to registered campers only and is free of charge.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Music lovers will enjoy this program held by firelight at the Campfire Circle. If inclement weather will be held in the Nature Center 

Additional Information:

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

Monday, February 8, 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.