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Friday, May 27, 2016

Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, May 27, 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. 

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

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. 

Additional Information:

For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.

Estuary Wading Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am 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 ranger to learn about the marine species that make the estuary and barrier island environments unique, and explore sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, and egg casings of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and manatees, dolphins and rays. Guests will get wet as they venture into the estuary. The Estuary Wading Trip is sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP).  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Stargazing in the Garden @ Eden Gardens State Park

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm EDT

Event is free with paid park admission.

More Information:

Located in the Northwest region at:
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

The Department of Environmental Protection's Eden Gardens State Park will host a Star Gazing program on May 27th, 2016. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets and galaxies.  They will also answer questions about the night sky. All ages are invited to enjoy an evening of star gazing. The park will close at sunset at 7:41 pm. All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs and enjoy the Dark Sky with us.  Event is Weather Permitting** 

The Legendary Sirens Perform @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day)

Included with admission.

More Information:

Located in the Southwest region at:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic.  The former mermaid show includes performers representing the decades from the 50's to the 70's.  Don't miss this magical performance by this special group of ladies. Show time is 12 PM & 2 PM.