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Sunday, January 22, 2017

1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST

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

 

Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

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 is offered during bald eagle nesting season. Two nests are located in the park but the easiest to access is on the Green Trail. Once nest construction has begun, part of the trails are roped off per federal law. To view the eagles from a safe distance, a Volunteer will be manning a viewing station. A high-powered spotting scope to view the nest will be provided. The 20-minute walk to the eagle viewing station on the Green Trail from the Nature Center or campground is self-guided and trail maps can be obtained at the Ranger Station and Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Bird Walk @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:00am EST to Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 11:00am EST

Entrance into the park grounds is free.

Entrance to the Visitor Center is $2.00 per person; there is no fee for children up to 5 years in age.

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand, 904 823-2232, carl.marchand@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Join Master Naturalist, Susan Killeen, for a guided birdwalk through the grounds of Fort Mose Historic State Park. The park is located along the Atlantic Flyway. It offers several natural communities, including an estuarine tidal marsh and a maritime hammock, that draw a wide variety of birds.  "Rookery Island" is home to many nesting species including several heron and egret varieties. 

Additional Information:

Park hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Participation Requirements

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

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

Music in the Gardens @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Concert included with park entry fee.

More Information:
386-446-6783

Located in the Central region at:
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Palm Coast, FL, FL 32137

Join us for our first 2017  Music in the Gardens series featuring "Naming the Twins".  Naming the Twins, a local favorite, will sing old fashioned original folk songs and familiar favorites.  Food and a children's activity area available.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music in the gardens!

Additional Information:

More band information at www.namingthetwins.com

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

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.

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST

Cost is free with camping or standard ay park entrance fee.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Enjoy watching and listening to musicians jamming out to live music.   This family-friendly program is sure to be full of toe-stomping fun located outside the Nature Center (inside the Nature Center if inclement weather).  Audience members are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Old Time Dance @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm EST

$10.00  Ages 9 and under free.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

Swing your partner, do-si-do, and promenade down to The Barnacle for an outdoor contra dance held under a covered pavilion by Biscayne Bay! These fun and friendly group dances are open to everyone and include a caller and a live acoustic band. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. Pre-dance instruction begins at 6:30, and dancing starts at 7:00 p.m. Picnics are welcome and snacks to share are encouraged.

Additional Information:

Old Time Dance Participation Requirements

On-street and off-street paid parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

No pets, please.

Music by Firelight @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:30pm EST
More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Music lovers will enjoy this program held by firelight at the Campfire Circle. If inclement weather will be held in the Nature Center.

​Program occurs at sunset. Please contact Ranger Station for actual program times.