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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mangrove Walk @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT

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

Come take a walk through the trees that help hold south Florida together! Learn about the different types of Mangrove trees and how they are vital to the health of our local ecosystem. The walk will take place in and around the mangroves.

Additional Information:

We recommend bringing shoes that can get wet, bug spray, water, sunscreen, and a towel. Reservations recommended.

Mangrove Walk Participation Requirements

Beginning Butterflies @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

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

Join a park naturalist for a talk on the butterflies of Lovers Key State Park. Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more. Bring your camera to capture a picture of these beautiful creatures. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Woodstove Cooking Demonstration & Tasting @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Park entry fee is $3.00 per car and $3.00 per adult, $2.00 per child 6-12 years for the historic house tour. Cash or check only.  House tour times which will include this demonstration are 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM only.

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

Take a house tour and watch park ranger Carrie Todd & volunteers demonstrate Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' methods for cooking a variety of her recipes on the historic kitchen's vintage woodstove. 

Additional Information:

The cooking demonstrations highlight the joy and satisfaction of Rawlings' ability to make use of ingredients from her own farm.  Different samples will be offered throughout the day for tasting, and ingredients will be posted at the demonstration.

Participation Requirements

Black Island Bike Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

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

Join a park naturalist for a three-mile adventure down our Black Island Trail. Learn a little park history and experience some of the wildlife that call this maritime hammock home. Bring your own bike or rent one from the park concession. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, April 14, 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

Volunteer Brown Bag Luncheon @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

There are no fees associated with this event.

More Information:
Linda Trice (850) 4874556

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

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.

Additional Information:

 

Participation Requirements

Dune to Lagoon - Cross Barrier Island Plant Identification Stroll @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Free

More Information:
321-984-4852

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Dune to Lagoon - Cross Barrier Island Plant Identification Stroll

Join us for a leisurely stroll and learn about our sub-tropical, coastal plants.  Find out which plants are edible, have medical uses and are attractive for landscaping.  **Meet at hammock trail one mile north of bridge at parking lot on west side of A1A.**

Additional Information:

Dune to Lagoon EEC

Americana Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm CDT

$5.00 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park includes regular park admission.

More Information:
If you should have additional questions, please feel free to 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

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. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

 A regularly updated schedule of artists and dates can be found at; http://www.luckymudmusic.com

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

Friday, April 15, 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.