Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:00am EST
There is no cost to participate, donations appreciated.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Wake up with a hot cup of coffee or tea and pastries. Enjoy the morning view Lake Osprey in the Nature Center. The Volunteers running the program will be happy to answer any questions that you have about the park and surrounding area. Feel free to bring a paper to read or feel free to browse our selection of guide books and informational resources.
Beginning Birding @ Lovers Key State ParkTuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Explore the prime birding areas of Lovers Key State Park with a park ranger. Learn how to identify the birds you see and where to go in the park for great birding. A limited number of binoculars will be provided. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm EST
Registered campers only no fees
Cristy Disbrow 941-483-5957
Enjoy talking with volunteers and fellow campers around the campfire. Bring a non-alcoholic drink and a good story to share.
Located at the Campfire Circle or inside the Nature Center if the weather is not so nice.
Program is located at the Campfire Circle between sites 35 and 36. Will be held in the Nature Center if weather is not so nice.
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkWednesday, February 10, 2016 (All day)
This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5, email@example.com
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.
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.