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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kayaking 101 @ Dunns Creek State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am EDT

$25 per person

More Information:
Sam Carr, 386-937-3901

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

The Friends of Dunns Creek State Park are excited to host their Kayaking 101 program!  This program is designed for anyone interested in kayaking, particularly beginners.  An instructor certified by the American Canoe Association will teach you the basics of kayaking during this three hour session.  You will learn kayak safety, boarding kayaks, paddling strokes, and basic paddling maneuvers.

The training is limited to 6 participants and is $25 per person.  Kayak, paddle, and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) rentals are included in the training fee.  No children under 14 years of age please.  Children 14-17 are able to participate ONLY with a registered parent/guardian accompanying them.  Kayaking is a water sport so expect to get wet and dress accordingly.  There are no refunds available for the training, unless another participant can fill the spot.

Directions:  The training will be held on Lake Broward at the Lake Broward Recreation Area on N. Broward Avenue in Pomona Park near Dunns Creek State Park.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, purchase tickets, or find more information, please visit, https://kayaking101.eventbrite.com.

FWC Women's Fishing Clinic @ St. Andrews State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT

Park entrance fees are waived for participants.

More Information:
Heather Sneed, 850-487-0554

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

Come out to St. Andrews State Park on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 to participate in a Women's Fishing Clinic presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  This is a one-day, shore based event designed to introduce women to saltwater fishing and educate participants on how to be responsible, ethical stewards if Florida's marine resources.  A variety of skill stations and lecture topics are offered and include inshore fishing, cast netting, knot tying, conservation and more.  The day ends with an opportunity for all participants to put their newly learned skills to work as they fish from shore.

Additional Information:

Fishing equipment is loaned during the fishing clinic, but you may bring your own gear.  All participants must pre-register for the event by contacting Heather Sneed at (850) 487-0554 or Heather.Sneed@MyFWC.com (link sends e-mail).   This is a catch and release only event.

Participation Requirements

Talbot Critters @ Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 904-251-2320

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
11241 Fort George Road
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Join a park ranger to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida.

 

Additional Information:

This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park.

Participation Requirements

Talbot Critters @ Little Talbot Island State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

 

More Information:
Ranger Station, 904-251-2320

Located in the Northeast region at:
Little Talbot Island State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Join a park ranger to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida.

Additional Information:

This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park.

Participation Requirements

Guided Wagon Tour @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

The tours are free with park entry and for annual pass holders. Park entry fees are $5.00 per vehicle for 2 - 8 people, $4.00 for single occupant vehicles, and $2.00 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

More Information:
Park Office: (386) 329-3721

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

Ravine Gardens State Park is excited to bring back the famous Ranger led Wagon Tours!

Take a family-friendly wagon tour guided by knowledgeable park rangers around the beautiful ravine at Ravine Gardens State Park. Learn about the history of the ravine and the park, as well as the plants, animals, and the ecosystems which make Ravine Gardens a diverse place to visit.

There will be two tours, departing at 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and will start from the front of the Roy E. Campbell Civic Center.

Additional Information:

Each tour is limited to 20 participants.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am EDT

There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This weekly program features different arts and craft opportunities for kids.  A Volunteer will be on-hand in the Nature Center to instruct and provide the materials but parents are asked to remain with their child throughout the program; parents are welcome to participate as well.  Supplies and seating is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Pine Needle Basket Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT

Cost is $3/vehicle park entrance fee, $2 bicyclist or walk-in, $5/person, 12 and under free.  Pre-registration required for class, class size limit is 10. 

More Information:
352-793-4781

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

Pine Needle Introductory basket class with all materials provided. 

Ranger Program - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 5:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Call the ranger station 352-236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Every Saturday, a ranger will present a program on a different topic at the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center. Examples of programs include "Weavers in the woods," "What's that sound?," "Pioneer survival," as well as programs on topics such as fire, gopher tortoises and more. For the specific topic or program for the coming weekend, please contact the ranger station.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the Camping & Museum Entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Ranger Guided Sea Turtle Walk @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, July 23, 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.

Participation Requirements