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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Wenzel Clinics @ Alafia River State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Regular park admission fees apply.

More Information:
http://www.wenzelcoaching.com/clinics

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Wenzel Clinics will be providing coed Mountain Bike Clinics over the course of two days. For more information visit http://www.wenzelcoaching.com/clinics

Watercolor Painting @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Free plus camping or standard day park entrance fee.​

Donations for supplies greatly appreciated!

More Information:
(941) 483-5956

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

This weekly program offers an opportunity for artists of all ages and skill levels to gather and paint with watercolors. Learn tips and tricks to creating watercolor masterpieces, or simply capture a beautiful winter morning in paint! Materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional Information:

Program takes place in the Nature Center. Space is limited to 10 people.

Participation Requirements

 

 

Morning Nature Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Jeff Hugo, 850-561-7286

Located in the Northwest region at:
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Join a ranger-led trek through Wakulla Springs State Park’s varying forest communities.  Search for signs of spring like the crimson seeds of the red maple or the white blossoms of Walter's viburnum. Glean tidbits of park history and observe the nuances of nature with the aid of your guide. Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge prior to the walk.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 to register.

Time Machine History Tour @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

Free with Park Entrance

$6 per vehicle (2-8 people)

$4 per vehicle with an individual

More Information:
Park Office 386-497-4690

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038

Take a fascinating journey by van into the Ichetucknee forest, to the site of the 17th Century Mission de San Martin de Timucua.  Learn all about the ancient Timucuan capital of Aquacalyquen.  This special interpretive program is space-limited, and reservations are recommended.  The tour will begin at the Head Spring parking lot, at the North Entrance off Elim Church Road (County Road 238).

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

SUP for Beginners @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $40.00+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Do you want to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard?? Come learn the foundations of beautiful sport at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center, located within the Oleta River State Park. "Walk on Water" through Mangrove Creeks leading out to Biscayne Bay. Our knowledgable "SUP" instructor will provide you with a 10 minute on land lesson, including the anatomy of the board. Learn how to properly launch and mount your board followed by slowly coming to the upright standing position. You will learn proper paddling technique, how to handle adverse weather conditions and how to help another paddler in need. 

Don't be intimidated! This watersport is easier than it looks. Pick up a new hobby while meeting other local outdoor adventurists! 

 

1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Saturday, February 18, 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

 

Third Saturday Hike @ Colt Creek State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am EST

Regular park admission fees apply.

More Information:
(863) 815-6761

Located in the Central region at:
Colt Creek State Park
16000 SR 471
Lakeland, FL 33809

Join a Ranger guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of the month. A wonderful opportunity to meet a Park Ranger and learn of the habitats and history here at Colt Creek State Park.

Additional Information:

Please wear comfortable shoes, bring insect repellent, and water. 

Participation Requirements

Coffee in the Campground @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Melody Brennan, (850) 927-2111 Melody.Brennan@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northwest region at:
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed.

Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks.

The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

 

Alafia River Mobstacle @ Alafia River State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EST

Regular park admission fees apply.

More Information:
Ranger Station 813-672-5320

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Join the Friends of Alafia as the host their annual "Mobstacle". This event is setup on the equestrian trail system, and consists of several obstacles. For more information on the event please visit the friendsofalafia.org.

Kayaking for Beginners - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

$25.00 per person includes the cost of a single or tandem kayak rental. $2.00 per person park admission fee not included.

To purchase tickets in advance contact brian@silversprings.com

More Information:
Call the park concessionaire at 352-261-5842 or email brian@silversprings.com

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

Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life with a guided paddling tour on the Silver River. Participants will learn the basic skills and techniques of kayaking as well as how to stay safe on the river.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about concessions visit www.silversprings.com

Participation requirements.

Fakahatchee Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EST

The Fakahatchee Swamp Walk is $80 per adult; tickets for teens age 12 - 18 are $60. Advance reservations are required. Registration and More Information

More Information:


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

Many people say the only way to experience the beauty and diversity of the Fakahatchee Strand is to immerse yourself in it. For many visitors, an official Friends of Fakahatchee Swamp Walk is the highlight of their Florida visit. Accompanied by experienced guides, participants wade in cool water up to their waists for half a day observing the native wildlife and plants in the Fakahatchee Strand. This is a long, strenuous walk into the heart of the Fakahatchee. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liabilty form. Saturday swamp walks on Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Jan. 14. Feb. 11, Feb. 20, March 11, and April 8 will be led by Park Biologist Mike Owen. All other swamp walks will be led by trained Friends of Fakahatchee naturalists. Participants meet at the Ranger Station off Janes’ Scenic Drive no later than 9:30 a.m. It is located at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, FL. 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.

Additional Information:

Swamp walkers should wear long pants and lace-up boots or sneakers (no waders or open-top boots). A hat and long-sleeved shirt are also recommended. Bring water, snacks, or lunch. Bring bug repellent if you are sensitive. Put anything you do not want to get wet in zip-lock plastic bags. You will also want to have a change of clothes to leave in your car for a more comfortable trip home. 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.

Florida Scrub Jay Festival @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EST

$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

$4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

This year's Florida Scrub Jay Festival is going to be held at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Join us for a day filled with fun family activities, question and answer panels, guided scrub jay walks, exhibitors, live entertainment, and more! Come and learn all about the incredible Florida Scrub Jay and have some fun while doing it. 

For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561)745-5551 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Florida-Scrub-Jay-Festival-202933953050197/

 

Fort Taylor Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EST

Normal park admission applies.

More Information:
Kevin Bowes, kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us (305) 292-6850

Located in the Southeast region at:
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

Come celebrate Florida's rich history on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month at Historic Fort Taylor, America's Southernmost Civil War Fortress.  Join our re-enactors as they set up tents, clean their weapons and fire up the blacksmith shop.  Climb the circular stairways and experience the harbor view just as the soldiers did in 1861.  Walk down our cannon row and touch the actual cannons used to protect this Union stronghold.  Tours will be available and public interaction is strongly recommended. Re-enactor participation varies by weekend and weather conditions. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Park Services Specialist Kevin Bowes at kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us.

Florida Scrub-Jay Festival @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EST

Normal Park Entry Fees Apply. 

$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. 

$4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.

$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Come learn about and celebrate the Florida Scrub-Jay, the only bird that only occurs in Florida! This family friendly event will feature guided Scrub-Jay walks, food, environmental exhibits and vendors, geocaching activities, hay rides and swamp buggy tours, and much more! For more information contact the Kimbell Education Center at (561) 745-5551.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am 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 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

Family Challenge Saturdays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CST

Standard park admission fees apply however there are no additional fees for programming.

More Information:
Ranger Station 850-267-8330

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 enjoy our Family Challenge Saturdays.  Each Saturday of the month we invite visitors to come and participate in our “Geocache Topsail “& “Topsail Photo Scavenger Hunt” programs.  You may choose to do one or both programs and return to the camp store to pick up a surprise at the end of your visit.  Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the camp store to pick up your program packets, you will need a gps or a smart phone capable of gps as well as a camera or smart phone for pictures. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Camellia Festival @ Eden Gardens State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm CST

 Admission fees are waived for this event.

More Information:
http://www.friendsofedengardens.com (850)231-2724 or Eden Gardens State Park 850-267-8320

Located in the Northwest region at:
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden Gardens State Park will host the Annual Camellia Festival February 18, 2017.  Visitors are invited to stroll through the gardens and enjoy camellia demonstrations and presentations.  Living History (re-enactors) will also be present on the grounds during the festival. Local food vendors; Dog man Du delicious hot dogs and Dovalina's wood fired pizza will be available for purchase or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy.  

Camellias and other plants will be available for a donation from the nursery.

Tentative schedule for the guest lectures (held in the pavilion area) are as follows:

10:15am- Horticulture of Camellias by Marie Harrison, Master Gardner and published author of numerous gardening books

11:15am- Waxing camellia blooms by Terry Cost

11:45am Demonstrations of air layering by  Jane Rogers

12:15pm Floral demonstration using camellias by Tim Ard of Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts

  

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Eden Gardens State Park is located in Walton County off U.S.98 on C.R. 395. Follow 395 to park entrance sign then turn left into the park.  

The Wesley House will be open for tours starting at 10:00am and ending at 3:00pm  Applicable fees for the house tours apply.

Demonstration and presentations are subject to change please call for further information. 

Scavenger Hunt @ Cayo Costa State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

standard entrance fee

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Cayo Costa State Park
4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island (26.685789, -82.245381)
Cayo Costa, FL 33922

Come Join the Scavenger Hunt at Cayo Costa State Park and learn all of what the park has to offer.

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:30pm EST

The cost to ride the tram is $5.00/person, plus normal entrance fees.

Children under 5 ride free with a paid adult.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (941) 483-5956

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

Join our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Park Rangers on a tram tour through the park trails to discover the secrets of Oscar Scherer State Park! Parking is available at the Nature Center and participants are asked to meet at the Nature Center promptly at 1:30 p.m. Seating on the tram is on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 25 people. Make sure to arrive early to reserve the best seats - accommodations for two wheelchairs are also available.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 18, 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

Introduction to Kayak Fishing @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Children and adults of all ages can learn the basics and fun of kayak fishing.  During this land-based course, you will learn about equipment, tackle and gear as well as the skills needed.  For more information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952. 

Dinner Under the Stars @ Fort Foster State Historic Site

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm EST

Tickets are $25 per person, plus tax, and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist, Douglas "Alex" Kinder: douglas.kinder@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southwest region at:
Fort Foster State Historic Site
15402 U.S. 301 N.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Dine under the stars like an 1830’s military officer and mingle with the troops from inside the walls of Historic Fort Foster at this pre-1840’s living history event and dinner. There will be menu items influenced by Florida frontier life, with a modern day touch.

Visitors will start the journey back in time by enjoying a 15 minute tram ride to the Fort. Once at the historic site, park staff will lead the group through the grand doors and protective walls of the fort where they will enjoy a candle lit tour of the officers’ quarters, infirmary and quarter masters’ supply room. Once seated, and with no distractions of the modern world, guests will take in the smell and sight of this gourmet food and will be immersed in Florida history that few experience. After dinner you will have the luxury of roaming the quaint historic fort grounds and view live black powder weapon firings before being transported back to the park and the modern day.

Proceeds benefit The Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society, a volunteer, Citizen Support Organization (CSO), established to support the needs of Hillsborough River State Park.

The mission of the Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society, Inc., is to enhance and perpetuate the Hillsborough River State Park and Fort Foster State Historic Site.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

An Evening Under The Stars @ Big Lagoon State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 5:00pm CST

The gazes themselves are free; however normal park entrance fees apply. 

All participants MUST have entered the park prior to closing time; which is sunset.  The front gates will be locked at that time, and visitors will NOT be permitted to enter the park after then. 

NOTE: as sunset times do change throughout the year, please contact the Ranger Station at (850) 492-1595 ahead of time to find out when the front gates will be locking for the evening.

 

More Information:
Ranger Station, (850) 492-1595

Located in the Northwest region at:
Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola , FL 32507

Big Lagoon State Park, along with the Escambia Amateur Astronomer Association would like to invite you to spend an evening gazing at the skies!  Clear weather permitting, members of the Association will set up telescopes and binoculars to capture views of the moon, planets, and other celestial objects.  The event will be held at the East Beach Picnic Area, near the observation tower at Big Lagoon State Park.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Drum Circle, Cookout, and Campfire @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EST

$10.00 for members of the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

$15.00 for non-members of the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Come and get in touch with your inner self at the Kitching Creek Pavilion for a Drum Circle led by Michael Moses.
His 30 years of experience and gentle guidance will help us facilitate an ecstatic and joyous time for all attendees. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If you have not received an invitation via Constant Contact for FJDSP members, please contact Marge (561) 575-2376 or Lhmgw@juno.com

Price of $10.00 for members of the Friends and $15.00 for all others. This includes park entry, food, and guided drum circle. Please bring your event ticket and Friends membership card to the event. 

FOOD & BEVERAGES:

Burgers & hot dogs (and veggie options), non-alcoholic beverages, condiments & set up provided by the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:00pm EST

This after hours program is open to registered campers only and free to participate.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Come sit around the campfire and find out about the amazing world around you.  This informative family-friendly program takes place in the best classroom---the outdoors with the theme changing weekly! The wheelchair accessible campfire circle is located between sites 35 and 36. Held in the Nature Center if inclement weather.  

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

A Spiritual Evening Under the Stars @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:00pm EST

$20.00 Adults

$10.00 Children 16 and under

More Information:
Event Information (305) 448-2742. Park Information (305) 442-6866

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

Enjoy an evening of spiritual dance and music presented by Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church, featuring God’s Angels Dance Ministry. Special guests are Michelle Grant-Murray, MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble, Virtuous Liturgical Dance, Sanaya J. Clinch, Ten Friends, and Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Curbside 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.

Purchase tickets at the gate. The gate opens one hour before show time.

Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. No pets, please.

2017 Americana Concert Series Camp Helen State Park @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm CST

 Event is free. Donations are accepted and go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the parks resource management projects and interpretive programs.

More Information:
CampHelenFriends@gmail.com 850-233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Camp Helen State Park with Lucky Mud and the Friends of Camp Helen Sate Park present Tom Kimmel as part of their Americana Concert Series.  Singer, songwriter, entertainer, poet and teacher, Tom Kimmel is all of these things and more.  Since 1980 a dozen of Tom's compositions have been recorded by a host of major artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel and Randy Travis. They've been featured in films from Twins to Serendipity to Runaway Bride and in television shows from Captain Kangaroo to Touched by an Angel to Dawson's Creek.  

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

All concerts are held in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park. Seating inside the lodge is limited to 125 people.  Additional seating is available outside on the porch.

Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Star Gazing Party @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm EST

Event is free with regular park admission fee.

More Information:
239-394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Bring your chairs and enjoy a relaxing night under the stars at Collier-Seminole State Park. You will be viewing the night skies with The Everglades Astronomical Society. There will be an interpretive presentation followed by constellation tours, using telescopes to view stars, galaxies, planets, and nebulae. Come watch the night sky open up and amaze you.

Additional Information:

Event can only be held if the weather is permitting.

SUP Yoga @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, February 19, 2017 (All day)

$30.00 + tax

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

"Come enjoy the combination of nature and exercise by joining our Stand Up Paddleboard YOGA Class offered every Sunday morning. Never Paddleboarded before? No problem, beginners welcome. Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $30+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor."  Please contact BG Oleta River for exact times.

Premier Birder David Simpson Buggy Tour @ Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Sunday, February 19, 2017 (All day)

Buggy Tour Fees are $17 for adults and $9 for children 17 and under, plus tax. You would also have to pay the $4 entry fee for the preserve per car. 

More Information:


Located in the Central region at:
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
33104 NW 192nd Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Come join Premier Florida birding guide, David Simpson on his 4 Swamp Buggy tours at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park! David Simpson is one of Florida's most renowned premier birding guides and has vast experience working in Kissimmee Prairie as a Florida Grasshopper Sparrow technician and as a natural land resource manager. He helps to preserve and restore the globally imperiled Florida Dry Prairie ecosystem. He will be guiding 4 swamp buggy tours on the following dates: 12/11/16, 1/08/17, 2/19/17 and 3/19/17. There will be two tours given per day, one at 8:30am and one at 2:00pm. You can make reservations over the phone by calling the KPPSP office at, 863-462-5360 during our regular office hours of 8am-4pm on weekdays and 8am-2pm on weekends.

Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to pay the buggy tour fee. If you are an experienced or novice birder you will not want to miss this opportunity to ride along with David Simpson as he traverses the Florida Dry Prairie ecosystem pointing out the many various birds with his keen eye and his premier birding intellect! Please dress for the weather, bring drinking water and any other items to help you look at various wildlife. Some binoculars are available for use, you are more than welcome to bring your own also.