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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Citrus Watercolor Club Spring Show and Sale @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:00am EST to Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 4:00pm EST

There is no charge to attend the exhibit. Regular park admission will apply for entrance into the Wildlife Park.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge: (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Citrus Watercolor Club will be holding its annual Spring Art in the Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center featuring the artwork of local watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase. The Citrus Watercolor Club donates 20 percent of sales from the show to the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife park.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 21, 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

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, February 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

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 21, 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Bike Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Sunday, February 21, 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. 

MKR Tenant House Open House @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Park entry fee is $3.00 per car.  This will allow access to the Tenant House which is located across the yard from the main house.  If a Rawlings' main house tour is desired, it will be an additional $3.00 per adult/$2.00 per child (6-12 years.)  Cash or check only.  Rawlings' main house tour times are 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM.

More Information:
Carrie Todd, Park Ranger (352) 466-3672

Located in the Northeast region at:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, FL 32640

Come explore Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' historical tenant house and learn about the families who lived there.  During this open house, a park volunteer will be available to assist and answer questions about its history. 

 

Additional Information:

The Tenant House will be open and attended between noon and 4PM only.  Dress for outside weather.

Participation Requirements

 

Ranger's Choice Program @ Rainbow Springs State Park

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Free with regular $2 per person park admission

More Information:
Amanda Marek, 352-465-8555

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

From wildflowers to birds, Timucuan Indians to the days of the private Rainbow Springs attraction, join a Ranger for a fun, interesting and educational program on a variety of historic, cultural and natural resources related topics. Ranger led programs will be given on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of January and February, and on the 1st and 3rd Friday in March and April. Topics and program details will be provided on this website and at the park at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled program.

On February 21st, join a Ranger in the Butterfly Garden for a guided educational program on beekeeping. Beekeeping is a multi-millennial year old practice but why? Dive into the incredible world of bees and beekeeping and learn about the history and great importance of beekeeping to our society and natural resources. Meet at the Butterfly Garden by 1PM. No RSVP needed.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Please allow yourself at least 20 minutes to walk from the toll booth at the front entrance back to the butterfly garden. Participants should bring water and be prepared to traverse paved and unpaved sloping terrain and should wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. No restrooms are in the butterfly garden area.

Michael Vickey Concert @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Program is FREE with park admission!

More Information:
386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Delight your senses by attending the outdoor music performance by Michael Vickey at our Cedar pavilion. He is the current and four time State of Florida Old Time Music Hammered Dulcimer Champion and will be performing traditional early American music and some original compositions!!!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music by firelight @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 21, 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 22, 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.