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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Orienteering Workshop @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 9:00am EDT

The workshop is free with paid entrance into the park.

$5.00 2 - 8 person vehicle

$4.00 single person vehicle

More Information:
Park Service Specialist 941-483-5957

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Enjoy the great outdoors on Father’s Day weekend and learn how to use a compass. Whether you are just getting started or have experience in orienteering, we’ve got something for you!

The Novice Course is suitable for all ages. The course is quite small, in a shaded place, and near a playground/picnic area. Great for young ones to try their hand at learning navigation! Or a simple course for those who are just learning the art of orienteering!

The Challenging Course is no understatement. To participate, it is highly recommended that you wear boots, long pants, and a hat. It takes a while, so bring plenty of water. The course is located off-trail and is exposed to the sun. Prepare accordingly and put your navigational skills to the test!

Registration opens one month prior to the event. Space in the workshop is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so call to reserve your spot soon!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Cars & Cigars @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm EDT

$2.00 Ages 6 and up.

Under 6 free.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

Celebrate Father's Day with classic cars, hand-rolled cigars, a biergarten, kids’ crafts, live music, and more. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch from The Barnacle Society.

Additional Information:

Cars & Cigars Participation Requirements

On-street and off-street paid parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

Well-behaved pets on hand-held leashes no longer than six feet are welcome.

Pickin' in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (352) 236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40).

Participation requirements.

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.

Ranger Guided Sea Turtle Walk @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sunday, June 19, 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.

Participation Requirements