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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Eco Adventure Days Summer Camp, July Session @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 8:30am EDT to Friday, July 8, 2016 - 2:30pm EDT

$25 per child.

More Information:
Park Office, 386-329-3721

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

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).  The camp is limited to 30 students and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Nature Days for children 8-12 @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$10 activity fee/child/day, special rate of $40/5 sessions if preregister by June 13th. 

More Information:
(352)793-4781

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

For children ages 8-12, different nature theme each Wednesday from reptiles and amphibians to birds and plants.  Games, crafts, songs and nature walks. 

Additional Information:

Nature Days meets at the Dade Lodge.

Yoga on the Beach @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT

Class fee is $5 plus regular park admission.

More Information:
Greenmonkey Yoga Studio 239-598-1938

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join yoga instructors from Green Monkey Yoga in the morning for an all-levels gentle yoga class.

Additional Information:

Bring your yoga mat, water, a towel, and bug spray! To make a reservation and payment please call the yoga studio at 239-598-1938 or visit www.greenmonkey.com.

Yoga on the Beach Participation Requirements

Sea Turtle Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

At this time the standard park entrance/admission fees are being paid for by the Walton County, Tourist Development Council. There is no additional fee for program participation.

More Information:
For additional information, call the Ranger Station at 850-267-8330.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Join us at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Park Ranger led educational hike.  Take a free tram ride through the park to the beach. Learn about the different species of sea turtles that call this area home and nest on our beaches. Learn about their life cycles, the challenges they face and what is being done to help the sea turtles of Florida's Gulf Coast.  Walk with a Park Ranger down a beautiful stretch of beach while they explain the nesting and hatching process. In the event of inclement weather the program will take place inside The Clubhouse. Advise the staff at the Ranger Station upon entrance that you are there to attend the Sea Turtle Program and they will provide you with instructions.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Please make sure that you dress appropriately for the weather conditions, wear proper footwear, bring adequate drinking water and sunscreen.

ranger guided kayak tour @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one from the Inlet Marina for a rental fee of $20.00/2-hours. For a single or double watercraft, life jacket(s) and paddles included.  Personal watercraft pay a launch fee of $3.00. 

More Information:
321-724-5424

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

Join knowledgeable rangers for a guided kayak tour from Campbell’s Cove near the Sebastian Inlet.  Learn about the Indian River Lagoon and the plants and animals that call it home.  Participants can bring their own kayak or reserve one from the Inlet Marina for a rental fee of $20.00/2-hours. For a single or double watercraft, life jacket(s) and paddles included.  Personal watercraft pay a launch fee of $3.00.  Meet 1-mile north of Sebastian Inlet, turn west at large brown state park sign and follow dirt road to the Inlet Marina.  Program status is dependent on weather conditions so please call ahead to verify status at 321-724-5424.

Additional Information:

kayak tour EEC - Sebastian Inlet

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

Wednesday, July 6, 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).