Dade Pioneer Day Camp for Children 8-12 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkFriday, June 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm EDT
$75/child, pre-registration is required by May 27th to receive a t-shirt.
For children ages 8-12, different historical themes for each day. Visits by reenactors, pioneer and Seminole foods, pioneer and Seminole games, learning pioneer and Seminole chores and home life and reenacting Dade's Battle.
Pioneer Day Camp meets at the Dade Lodge.
Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkFriday, June 10, 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.
Estuary Wading Tour @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, June 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a Park Naturalist 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.
Beachcombing Basics @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachFriday, June 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Program is free with park admission!
Do you love to walk the beach and find natural treasures? Do you ever wonder about the unique objects you encounter on the beach? Join Patty Steman, a beach enthusiast and dedicated volunteer of the park, as she presents an informal overview of the many wonderful things you find while beachcombing. This fun-filled workshop will encourage discussion upon ways to clean, preserve, and display shells and sea beans. Along with identify egg casing, jelly fish, and other plant and animal materials that wash ashore. Bring your most treasured beach finds to share with the group!
All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park.
Please RSVP at Eventbrite.
Sea Turtle Talk and Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, June 10, 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm EDT
$10 per person
Each June and July, MacArthur Beach State Park offers evening turtle walks so that visitors can have a chance at viewing loggerhead sea turtles laying their eggs. This ancient ritual is a sight not to be missed! Turtle Walks fill up quickly so be sure to register early. Registration will be on-line and sold as “tickets” through www.macarthurbeach.org. Price is $10 per ticket, non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by Park staff. Registration launches on May 31 at 9am (It will fill up quickly). Walk Schedule starts on June 6 runs through July 29 (M, W & F with the exception of July 4).
Ranger Guided Sea Turtle Walk @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkFriday, June 10, 2016 - 9:00pm to 11:45pm EDT
Free; donations are welcomed.
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750
Learn about Florida's endangered sea turtles and then take a nighttime walk on the beach to witness a mother loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs in the warm beach sands of Sebastian Inlet State Park.
A maximum of 6 reservations can be made per family. There are no group reservations. The program beach is an isolated area; once the beachwalk portion begins, individuals within the group are committed to stay together until the end of the program.
NO flash photography, flashlights or cell phone lights are allowed on the beach. There are no water or restroom facilities once on the beach.
Wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Bring insect repellent. Wear dark-colored long pants and long sleeves if you are not tolerant of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.
This program may require an up-to three-mile walk on the beach.
Sebastian Inlet State Park will start taking sea turtle walk reservations on May 15, at 10:30 a.m. for June’s Turtle Walk programs. Sebastian Inlet State Park will start taking sea turtle walk reservations on June 15, at 10:30 a.m. for July’s Turtle Walk programs. The tours have limited space available. Reservations can be made between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Participants with reservations will meet on their scheduled night at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum, 14251 North Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963. The program starts promptly at 9 pm.