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Monday, June 20, 2016

Guided Kayak Tour @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:30am EDT

Free with park entry fee of $2.00

Kayak Rentals:  $26.50 for single, $37.10 for double

More Information:
Park Office: (772) 219-1880

Located in the Southeast region at:
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
Offshore Island
Port Salerno, FL 34997

Experience St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park by way of kayak.  This is a unique opportunity to visit one of Florida's magnificent barrier islands.  You will paddle through mangrove lined creeks, and the tour will visit a pristine, undeveloped beach.  Your guide will point out various plant and animal species, including some that are rare or endangered,  as well as providing insight into the management activities used at the park.  Visitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Tour is approximately 3 hours long.  

Additional Information:

Reservations are required please contact park office.

What to bring: drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and bug repellent.  No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Pine Needle Basket Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$3/vehicle park entrance fee, $2 bicyclist or walk-in, activity fee $5/person, 12 and under free.

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Participants will make a pine needle basket with materials all provided.  Pre-registration is required as class size is limited to 10 people. 

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

Monday, June 20, 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).

Moon Rise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:15pm to 9:00pm 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

Join us for a moon rise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and its’ effects on the tidal ecosystem. We will leave from the beachside day use pavilion and stroll to the beach using the boardwalk located behind the pavilion and wait for the moon to appear. If you prefer, you can view the moon from the overlook. Bring a camera for beautiful photo opportunities!  

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Ranger Guided Sea Turtle Walk @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Monday, June 20, 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