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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 8:00am EST

There is no cost to participate, donations appreciated.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

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.

Daytime Astronomy @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm EST

Program is free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Melody Brennan (850) 927-2111 Melody.Brennan@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northwest region at:
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Dr. Julian G. Bruce St George Island State Park along with astronomer Bill Nigg will be hosting a daily telescope observation program about sunspots, weather permitting.  Participants will use a high powered telescope equipped with solar filters to safely observe the sun. The focus will be on the movement, quantity, and development of sunspots over the course of a month. Through these observations we will gain a better understanding of the power of the Earth’s most stable energy supplier.

Additional Information:

Participation requirements

Program will be held at Volunteer Campsite #3 in the campground.

Candle Making Workshop @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm EST

Cost: $3/vehicle park entrance fee, $2 bicyclist or walk-in, activity fee $5/person, 12 and under free. 

More Information:
Park Visitor Center - 352-793-4781

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

Participants will make a variety of candles with all materials provided. 

Beach Walk and Estuary tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Take a leisurely one-mile walk over the estuary and along the beach with a park naturalist. Find out what washes ashore on the beach during the night and learn about coastal wildlife. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00pm EST

Registered campers only  no fees

More Information:
Cristy Disbrow 941-483-5957

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

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.

Additional Information:

Microsoft Office document iconOscar_EEC campfireR2015.doc

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 Park

Wednesday, March 2, 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.