Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:00am EDT
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.
Daytime Astronomy @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State ParkTuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm EDT
Program is free with regular park admission.
Melody Brennan (850) 927-2111 Melody.Brennan@dep.state.fl.us
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.
Program will be held at Volunteer Campsite #3 in the campground.
Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkTuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am CDT
Standard entrance/admission fees for will apply for day use visitors. For campers that are staying here at Topsail there is no fee. There is no additional program participation fee. Donations to the Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to help defray the cost of consumable supplies are appreciated and accepted.
For additional information you can come by the Ranger Station/entrance or call the park at 850-267-8330.
Make learning fun for the children that are visiting the park by participating in a variety of environmental, educational arts and crafts projects and games. Some of the craft projects will include the use of hot glue guns. Children will learn about wildlife, park history, beach, bike safety and other topics... Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. The program has a maximum capacity of 25, sign up at the Camp Store. The program will take place inside the Clubhouse.
Moon Rise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachTuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
Program is free with park admission!
Join us for a moon rise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and its’ effects on the tidal ecosystem. We will leave from the beachside day use pavilion and stroll to the beach using the boardwalk located behind the pavilion and wait for the moon to appear. If you prefer, you can view the moon from the overlook. Bring a camera for beautiful photo opportunities!
All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. Please RSVP for this program at Eventbrite.
Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:00pm EDT
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, March 23, 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.