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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cool Summer 5K Series @ St. Andrews State Park

Wednesday, July 27, 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

Yoga on the Beach @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Wednesday, July 27, 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

Beach Mouse Hike @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

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

More Information:
For additional information contact the Ranger Station at 850-26-8330.

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 join a Park Ranger and enjoy an educational program and hike about one of the imperiled species we share the park with. The Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse.  Beach mice inhabit coastal dunes in the panhandle and along the Atlantic coast of Florida. Development of coastal areas has caused a loss of habitat for beach mice and other plants and animals that live in the dunes. Due to this loss of habitat and predation, five of the six subspecies of beach mice found in Florida are state and federally listed as either endangered or threatened. Due to the sensitive nature of the plant community being traversed during the hike there is a maximum of 15 participants and no children under the age of 7. Pre-registration is required, at the Ranger Station either in person or by phone.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Due to the sensitive nature of the plant community being traversed during the hike there is a maximum of 15 participants and no children under the age of 7. Pre-registration is required, at the Ranger Station either in person or by phone. Please be sure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions and have proper closed toed shoes/hiking boots. You will also want to have adequate drinking water and sunscreen.

Movies and More @ Camp Helen State Park

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm EDT

There are no fees associated with this event.

More Information:
(850) 233-5059

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 27th, 2016. A  brief Interpretive program King Snakes and wild animals in a urban setting will be presented by Gulf World followed by an old-fashion cookout including Hotdogs and s'mores. After that stay for the movie " Open Season".  Join Boog a domesticated grizzly bear with no survival skills and Elliot the mule deer with one antler as they learn how to survive in the great outdoors.  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 27, 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).