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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cool Summer 5K Series @ St. Andrews State Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:30am to 9:30am CDT

Park entrance fees are waived for participants.

More Information:
St. Andrews State Park, 850-233-5164

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

The 3rd annual Cool Summer 5K Series is a celebration of summertime. Summer is the season that we work hard for and anticipate so we can spend time with our loved ones and create precious memories. The Cool Summer 5K Series is a run/walk course through beautiful St. Andrews State Park, helping to benefit the Friends of St. Andrews State Park. The Cool Summer 5K Series is every Wednesday beginning June 22 – July 27 at 7:30 a.m. (excluding Wednesday, July 6th). Every participant will receive the 2016 Cool Summer 5K t-shirt, swag bag filled with local goodness, bib and finisher medal.

Additional Information:

Pre-race registration is open at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $30, helping to benefit the Friends of St. Andrews State Park. Register at http://www.active.com/panama-city-beach-fl/running/distance-running-races/cool-summer-5k-series-june-22-2016?int=

Participation Requirements

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

Wednesday, July 13, 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 13, 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

Shore Fishing Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

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

More Information:
For additional information contact 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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to learn how to fish from the beach here at Topsail.  Fishing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, have some fun, and catch a tasty meal. Many people first learned to fish by having an experienced angler take them fishing. Unfortunately not every person that would like to try fishing knows someone that can teach them the basics. Every fisherman had to start from the beginning – as a beginner.  Join a Park Ranger for a how to beginner’s lesson on surf fishing.  Participants must have a valid Florida Fishing License.   A one day, three day or annual license can be purchased via myFWC.com at most local bait and tackle stores or at Walmart.  Enter the park through the main gate and tell park staff at the Ranger Station that you are here for the Shore Fishing Clinic, they will direct you to Tram stop #1, the tram will transport you to the Beach Access Boardwalk meet at the covered pavilion. Equipment is provided if needed. Guests must register in advance at the Ranger Station.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Please make sure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather, have adequate drinking water and sunscreen.

Moviesand More @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm EDT

There are no fees associated with this event.

More Information:


Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Department of Environmental Protection's Camp Helen State Park and The Friends of Camp Helen will host Movies and More on July 13th, 2016. A  brief Interpretive program on Birds and Owls will start the night followed by an old-fashion cookout including Hotdogs and s'mores. After that stay for the movie " Hoot". This film, based on Carl Hiassen's novel of the same name, is about a group of children trying to save a burrowing owl habitat.  Movie is rated PG. Note Children must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.   

Additional Information:

More information is available at facebook.com/FriendsOfCampHelenStatePark or by emailing  CampHelenFriends@gmail.com

Participant Requirements:

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

Wednesday, July 13, 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).