Earth Day Work Day @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Park entrance fees will apply.
Lindsay Sartory (850) 227-1327
Come out to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park on Earth Day for a beach and bay clean-up. Trash bags and gloves will be provided to participants. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes.
Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm EDT
Park entry fees apply.
Canoe rental $17 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $5.
Single Kayak $15 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.
Double Kayak $20 for 2 hours, each additional hour is $6.
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551
Explore the natural wonders of the Loxahatchee River. Rent a canoe or kayak at the park's River Store or bring your own and join us for a fun and leisurely paddle. Registration is required.
For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.
The Art of the Calusa @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a Park Ranger for an interesting and informative talk about the art of the Calusa, a tribe of Native Americans that ruled this area hundreds of years ago. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
North American River Otters-a PowerPoint program @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
Park entrance fees apply
Lindsay Sartory (850) 227-1327
Park ranger Lindsay invites you to learn about the North American River Otter. A PowerPoint presentation will be presented explaining the characteristics and behavior, as well as the impact that people are having on the North American river otter.
The program will be presented at the park's Bay View picnic area group pavilion.
Earth Day Walk into Wildlife Beach Hike @ St. Andrews State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm CDT
Program is free with regular park entrances fees.
St. Andrews State Park, 850-233-5140
Celebrate Earth Day by joining a Park Ranger for a one mile guided beach hike from Grand Lagoon to new sea wall near the Jetty.
Talk with a Ranger and learn about some of the parks native wildlife.
Meet at the restrooms located near the boat ramp. Don't forget to bring your water, walking shoes and sun screen.
Night Sounds Concert Series featuring St. John's Wood @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750
Bring a chair or towel and enjoy the music while surrounded by water and nature. Night Sounds concerts are planned on the weekend nearest the full moon each month from September through May.
Meet at the Coconut Point Pavilions on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Earth Day: Night-Time Kayak Tour! @ Lake Griffin State ParkFriday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm EDT
Cost is $20 per person(cash only). Park Admission is $5 per vehicle.
Reservations in advance are required. Space is limited so call today and reserve your adventure!
Lake Griffin State Park, Ranger Station: 352-360-6760.
Lake Griffin State Park is celebrating Earth Day with a Guided Night Time Kayak Tour on Friday April 22nd!
This guided eco-tour of the river that leads to Lake Griffin will be filled with the sights and sounds of the park's abundant wildlife. The pristine river and the surrounding marsh provide excellent opportunities for relaxing & wildlife observation... especially at night!
Kayaking at night is a unique, and often unforgettable experience that can be both peaceful and exciting. If you are an experienced kayaker looking for a new adventure... look no further!
The tour will last 1.5 hours and is about 2 miles of paddling roundtrip. The tour departs prior to sunset (between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.) Participants are asked to arrive no later than 7 p.m. on the day of the tour because there is a safety briefing prior to launch.
Reservations in advance are required. Space is limited and participants must use the park's rental kayaks, no personal vessels are allowed. Cost is $20 per person(cash only). Park Admission is $5 per vehicle.
Some paddling experience is essential and participants should expect to get wet. Also, we recommend that participants bring insect repellent and wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.
Included in the tour fee is a kayak rental, life jacket and other safety gear, paddle, water, headlamps and navigation aides.
For more info or to make a reservation please call the ranger station at 352-360-6760.
Please see the Essential Eligibility Criteria for "Guided Paddle Trips" at the link below for more information about participating in this event.
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, April 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.