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Friday, June 17, 2016

Wildlife Ranger Camp (8 and 9 year olds) @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

$75.00 registration fee includes regular park admission, a t-shirt and supplies.

More Information:
Rene Poppe, Park Services Specialist, (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

The Wildlife Ranger Camp program is held at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Camp topics include learning about Florida's wildlife, preserving natural resources, and wildlife habitats. Indoor and outdoor activities are included. The program is limited to 20 campers. The June Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old. The camp hours are from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm each day.

Additional Information:

The Wildlife Ranger Camp takes place in the Wildlife Park. The June camp is for 8 and 9 year olds.

Participation Requirements

 

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:00am EDT to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 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 on both days.

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

Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, June 17, 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.

A Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, June 17, 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 mile-long guided hike along our Black Island Trail with a park ranger to learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Program is free with park admission!

More Information:
386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Sea Turtle Season is Here! Join a park ranger for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles. Participants will learn about the sea turtles' life cycle as well as their habitat, behavior and the important role they play in "The Real Florida!" Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come!

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.  

RSVP at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger Program @ Fanning Springs State Park

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free With Park Entrance fee

More Information:
Sarah Kolb, Fanning Springs State Park 352-463-3420

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fanning Springs State Park
18020 N.W. HWY 19
Fanning Springs, FL 32693

Become a Florida State Park Junior Ranger through games and interactive learning. Learn about the aquifer and Florida Springs. Earn a badge and one free entry into a Florida State Park. All Ages Welcome.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Sea Turtle Talk and Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm EDT

$10.00 per person

More Information:
(561) 624-6950

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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 $10.00 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 Park

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:00pm to 11:45pm EDT

Free; donations are welcomed.

More Information:
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750

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

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.

Additional Information:

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.

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