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Sunday, October 16, 2016

1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

As you roam down the short trail to the Cow Camp, you will travel back in time to 1876. At the end of the trail, you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next roundup or cattle drive. The Cow Hunter will be very happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Additional Information:

Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.

Participation Requirements

 

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

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

Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Additional Information:

Beach Combing Participation Requirements

Pickin' in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (352) 236-7148 ext. 4

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

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40).

Participation requirements.

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

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

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.

Incredible Edibles @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EDT

Cost: $3/vehicle park entrance fee or annual park pass plus $5/person program fee; 12 and under free

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

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

Wild foods and game cooking demonstrations at the Dade Lodge.  All participants will get to sample the foods and are recommended to bring a place setting.  

7th Annual Moon Over Maclay Jazz Concert @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students with ID and children under 12.

Tickets may be purchased on-line at friendsofmaclaygardens.org or at the Maclay Gardens Ranger Station.

 

More Information:
Ranger Station (850) 487-4556

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Friends of Maclay Gardens invite you and your family to Moon over Maclay.

Enjoy an evening of jazz and lively flamenco sounds under a full moon on the lawn of the historic Maclay House.  Performances by the Maharajah Flamenco Trio and the Brain Hall Quintet appearing with one of Tallahassee's favorite singers Avis Berry.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic and your favorite drink. Stroll down the Gardens brick walkway to the Maclay House for a lovely musical evening overlooking Lake Hall.

Additional Information:

For information call (850) 487-4556 or visit the Friends of Maclay Gardens website or Facebook.

 

 

Participation Requirements

Moon Lit Tram Tour @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm EDT

Tickets are $40 per person. Spaces are limited and sell out quickly. Get your tickets now.

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
137 Coastline Drive
Copeland , FL 34137

Moon Lit Tram Tour presented by The Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Thanks to the Moon Lit Fakahatchee Tram Tours, you can now view the magnificent Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park under the illumination of a full moon. The “Ghost Rider” tram, named in honor of the famous Ghost Orchid found in the park, lets you tour the park without concentrating on the road. The Fakahatchee is home to more orchid species than any other place on the North American continent. The Preserve is also a haven for diverse wildlife and migratory birds. Your tour starts as the sun is setting, prime time for spotting some of the mammal residents of the Strand as well as birds settling in for the evening. The 24-passenger tram is high and dry and will provide an excellent platform for viewing park features illuminated by moonlight. City-dwellers will be amazed at how their vision changes as their eyes adapt to the light the moon provides. An experienced naturalist leads each tram tour and will demonstrate communication with denizens of the night, including fireflies, bats and owls. The tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backwards. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.

Additional Information:

PLEASE CHECK WEATHER REPORTS AND DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THIS ADVENTURE. EVENINGS CAN BE COOL WHEN THIS TOUR IS OFFERED. The tram leaves promptly at 6:30 pm from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, off Janes Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Janes Scenic Drive. Please DO NOT rely on GPS or Google Map info which may incorrectly show other routes.

Moon Rise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EDT

Program is free with park admission!

More Information:
386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Due to Hurricane Matthew this program with be CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We ask that you please join us for one of our future Moon Rise Programs.

Join us for a moon rise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Bring binoculars for as spectacular view and camera for beautiful photo opportunities!  We meet at the  beachside day use pavilion and stroll to the beach using the boardwalk located behind the pavilion and wait for the moon to appear. If you prefer, you can view the moon from the overlook. 

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements