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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sea Turtles Everywhere @ Stump Pass Beach State Park

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:30am to 10:30am EDT

Free to BIPS Members. $5 for non-members.  $3 per vehicle entrance fee.

More Information:
941-964-0375

Located in the Southwest region at:
Stump Pass Beach State Park
South end of Manasota Key 900 Gulf Blvd
Englewood, FL 34233

The goal of this program is to create a greater awareness and understanding of the sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches.  Starting with the hatchlings emerging from the nest, to the mother laying eggs on the same beach she was born on 30 years prior.  Come with us to explore the life of sea turtles nesting on Stump Pass Beach.

Additional Information:

Limited spaces available please call for Reservations.

Palm Frond Weaving Art @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT

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

More Information:
(352)793-4781

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

Weaving with palm/palmetto to a make a variety of crafts. 

Additional Information:

Meets at the Dade Lodge. 

Beach Walk and Estuary Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, May 5, 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

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

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

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Park entry fee is $3.00 per car plus $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 an historic house tour and watch park ranger Carrie Todd & volunteers demonstrate Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' methods for cooking a variety of her recipes on the kitchen's vintage woodstove.

Additional Information:

These 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 used will be posted at the demonstration.

Participation Requirements

Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, May 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