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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Raptors of the Red Hills Region! @ Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm EDT

  The cost of the program is $20, with a portion of the fee benefitting St. Francis Wildlife Rescue and Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park.

More Information:
For more information, call 850-922-6007 or email terri.messler@dep.state.fl.us.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
3600 Indian Mounds Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, the Tallahassee Senior Foundation and the City of Tallahassee invite you to “Raptors of the Red Hills Region”, a 2016 Life Long Learning Extravaganza program. This wildlife program is presented by St. Francis Wildlife Education Director Sandy Beck. Meet seven native birds of prey – two hawks, four owls and a falcon – who serve as St. Francis Wildlife Association’s wild ambassadors. Learn their personal stories, the amazing adaptations that enable them to hunt and survive, the important roles these raptors play in Florida’s ecosystems, and what we can all do to help them. Your heart will soar with each bird’s unique power and beauty. After the presentation, enjoy a guided tour of Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park and learn about the natural, cultural and historical resources of the site with Ranger Evan Martin. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch to stay and enjoy the beauty of this historic site after the program's completion.

Additional Information:

Pre-registration is required. Sign up through the Lifelong Learning Extravaganza: www.tallahasseeseniorfoundation.org/L3X/.

Donations of items from St. Francis Wildlife’s hospital wish list would be appreciated:  http://www.stfranciswildlife.org/SFW_wish_list_2014.pdf.

Participation Requirements

Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Tuesday, April 5, 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.

More Information:
For additional information you can come by the Ranger Station/entrance or call the park at 850-267-8330.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State Park

Wednesday, April 6, 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.