Eco Adventure Days Summer Camp, June Session @ Ravine Gardens State ParkMonday, June 27, 2016 - 8:30am EDT to Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:30pm EDT
$25 per child.
Park Office, 386-329-3721
Eco Adventure Days is a fun and educational way for child to discover the amazing diversity of Florida’s natural resources. Campers will learn about the diverse habitats of Ravine Gardens, conduct scientific experiments in a fun environment, and even work on projects at the park like a real park ranger! This three day event will be filled with learning objectives and corresponding activities, games, and crafts!
The program will start at 9 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. each day. The camp is limited to 30 campers. Campers must be going into the third, fourth or fifth grade in the 2016-2017 school year.
The summer camp is $25 per child. This includes all activities and instruction for the week, as well as healthy snacks and lunches. Camp fees benefit the Friends of Ravine Gardens, who supply all of the materials for the summer camp. Lunch will be provided each day by the Putnam County School Food Service Program.
Registration is required. To register, please visit www.EcoAdventureDaysJuly.eventbrite.com (link is external) (link is external) (link is external). The camp is limited to 30 students and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Swamp Stomp Outdoor Adventure Camp @Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm EDT
Swamp Stomp camp fee is $100.00 per child.
Nature and fun go hand-in-hand in the recreational-based camp. Campers will explore nature while discovering and honing life-ling hobbies including kayaking, geocaching, birding, archery and fishing. Swamp Stomp camp also emphasizes stewardship and Leave No Trace techniques. The camp is open to children entering grades 3 through 6.
For more information, please contact the Savannas Education Center at (772) 398-2779 or by emailing Wren Underwood at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Turtle Talk and Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkMonday, June 27, 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 ParkMonday, June 27, 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.