Oscar's Grill Pancake Breakast @ Oscar Scherer State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:00am EST
The cost is $4.00/person kids 12 years and younger is $2.00/person.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
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.
Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:00am EST to Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:00am EDT
Boardwalk Tour = $20.00/person
Take a walk on our 2,220 ft boardwalk while listening in on a two-way headset to an experienced naturalist. Our boardwalk features one of the last remaining stands of virgin cypress trees in Florida, an active bald eagle nest, and a few resident alligators. Bring your camera and binoculars!
Please visit the Friend's of Fakahatchee Strand's website for more details and reservations: http://www.orchidswamp.org
Gopher Tortoises @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Learn about the park’s shy, shelled, terrestrial friends, their habitats and why they are referred to as a “keystone species.” Learn how they protect their neighbors and how you can protect them.
Lovers Key Fishing Clinic @ Lovers Key State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a park naturalist to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in Southwest Florida. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Volunteer Brown Bag Luncheon @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
There are no fees associated with this event.
Linda Trice (850) 4874556
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.
Park Music Jam @ Oscar Scherer State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:00pm EST
There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
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.
Americana Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm CST
$5.00 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park includes regular park admission.
George Royal or Clayton Iron Wolf, 850-267-8332
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 will be held inside our clubhouse.
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkFriday, February 12, 2016 (All day)
This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.