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Friday, July 8, 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.

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Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am 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

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 exicited 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.  

Additional Information:

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Guided Paddling tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, July 8, 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. 

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

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. 

Additional Information:

For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.

Sensational Sharks! talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a Park naturalist for an interesting and fun talk about sharks. Discover why sharks are often feared, but are an incredible group of animals which are commonly misunderstood. Explore why they’re important and how you can help protect them.  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

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

Friday, July 8, 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).

Ranger Guided Sea Turtle Walk @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Friday, July 8, 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.

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