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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jay Watch @ Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

FREE!

More Information:
Christopher Camargo (352) 214-8633

Located in the Northeast region at:
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
29.204539, -82.987923
Cedar Key, FL 32625

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.

Additional Information:

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. 

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENT

Beginning Paddle Boarding @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT

Program fee is $15.00 for equipment plus regular park admission.

More Information:
Naples Beach Adventures 239-431-0958

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

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!

Additional Information:

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.

Beginning Paddle Boarding Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger Adventure: Estuary Wading Tour! @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, July 21, 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 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger Adventures Program: Wading Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, July 21, 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 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Kids Club @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, 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.

More Information:
For additional information you can come by the Ranger Station/entrance or call the park 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

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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements