Wildlife Ranger Camp (8 and 9 year olds) @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkMonday, 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.
Rene Poppe, Park Services Specialist, (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004
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.
The Wildlife Ranger Camp takes place in the Wildlife Park. The June camp is for 8 and 9 year olds.
Woodstove Cooking Demonstration & Tasting @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkThursday, 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.
Carrie Todd, Park Ranger (352) 466-3672
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.
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.
Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkFriday, 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.
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.
A Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, June 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
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.
Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachFriday, June 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Program is free with park admission!
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.
Junior Ranger Program @ Fanning Springs State ParkFriday, June 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free With Park Entrance fee
Sarah Kolb, Fanning Springs State Park 352-463-3420
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.
Sea Turtle Talk and Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, June 17, 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm EDT
$10.00 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 $10.00 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 ParkFriday, June 17, 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.