Jay Watch @ Cedar Key Scrub State ReserveThursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Christopher Camargo (352) 214-8633
Come volunteer for our annual Scrub Jay survey at the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve! For three days (07/20/2016, 07/21/2016, 07/22/2016), we will be surveying 15 different sites at the CKSSR for Scrub Jays. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to assist in the survey of this endangered species which can only found in Florida. Although the population of Scrub Jays at CKSSR has dwindled to just a few individuals, more volunteers assisting during the Jay Watch increases our chances of spotting them.
It is not required to volunteer for all three days. Each day will start at 8am at the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve parking lot located on SR-24. The length of time we will be surveying will depend on the number of participants, but it could be as long as 4 hours. To sign up to help please call (352) 214-8633 with which dates you'd like to volunteer. To help with the survey please bring a pair of binoculars. We also recommend you bring a hat and sunscreen. Participants should also bring snacks and drinking water, and be prepared for it to get HOT. Participants should also be prepared to deal with bugs. We will be moving from location to location in park pick-up trucks so participants should be prepared for climbing in and out of the trucks.
Beginning Paddle Boarding @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkThursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT
Program fee is $15.00 for equipment plus regular park admission.
Naples Beach Adventures 239-431-0958
Join Park staff as they teach you the basics of paddle boarding and paddle board safety. You will then have an opportunity to get in the water and test your new found knowledge!
Ages 12 years and older. Program is weather and water condition dependent. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact Naples Beach Adventures to reserve a spot and equipment at 239-431-0958.
Junior Ranger Adventure: Estuary Wading Tour! @ Lovers Key State ParkThursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a park ranger to explore the marine animals that make the estuary unique as you explore the sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, egg casings, and seastars of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, snails and crabs. Be prepared to get wet as you wade into the estuary with dip nets to collect exciting critters. Program is appropriate for kids aged 6 and up. Pre-registration is required, spaces are limited. To register, please call the Ranger Station at (239) 463-4588.
Can’t make it to the programs, but want to become a Florida Park Service Junior Ranger? No problem Junior Ranger Kits are available at the Ranger Station during park hours.
Junior Ranger Adventures Program: Wading Tour @ Lovers Key State ParkThursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a park ranger to learn about the marine species that make the estuary and barrier island environments unique, and explore sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, and egg casings of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and manatees, dolphins and rays. you will get wet as you venture into the estuary. After the program, participants can begin their journey to become a Florida State Park Junior Ranger through fun self-led activities. This program is appropriate for children ages 6 and up. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am CDT
Standard entrance/admission fees for will apply for day use visitors. For campers that are staying here at Topsail there is no fee. There is no additional program participation fee. Donations to the Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to help defray the cost of consumable supplies are appreciated and accepted.
For additional information you can come by the Ranger Station/entrance or call the park at 850-267-8330.
Make learning fun for the children that are visiting the park by participating in a variety of environmental, educational arts and crafts projects and games. Some of the craft projects will include the use of hot glue guns. Children will learn about wildlife, park history, beach, bike safety and other topics... Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. The program has a maximum capacity of 25, sign up at the Camp Store. The program will take place inside the Clubhouse.