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Friday, November 3, 2017

Hayride with Ranger Crowe and Friends! @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm EDT to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm EDT

The event is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
For information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

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

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to enjoy an afternoon hayride through the Gardens! Ranger Crowe and friends will give a guided tour of the Scarecrows in the Gardens exhibits, telling the story of why each scarecrow was designed and built. Afterwards, you will be able to vote for your scarecrow! Hayrides will take place every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from October 18th through November 3rd.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:00am CDT

Admission is free for project time.

More Information:
850-267-8330

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Welcome to "Dirty Fridays" at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park! Here is a wonderful, low-key volunteer opportunity to get a little dirty on the First Friday of every month while helping to beautify the park grounds! Projects include working in the butterfly garden, driveway medians and other fun landscape features that make Topsail one of a kind! Bring some water, gloves, insect repellent and a lunch to enjoy afterwards! Garden groups are always welcome to share in the fun!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Program included with park entry. 

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 a Ranger guided tour of our Historic District and Gardens the first Friday of each month.  Learn about the history of Washington Oaks, while taking in the beauty of the Gardens.  Participants meet in the Garden parking lot.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water. 

Additional Information:

Participation requirements

Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

The program is free with park entry and for annual park pass holders.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (352) 466 - 3397

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Come visit our Junior Ranger table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and smokey bear stories available for all ages. 

No reservation required. Meet us inside the visitor center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy. 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements. 

Wild Foods Foraging Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm EDT

Cost is $3/car or Florida Annual Park Pass plus $5/person activity fee for 13 and up.

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 foraging class will include walking to collect wild edibles and preparing some to eat.  Bring water, hat, sunscreen and insect repellant. 

Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Regular Entrance Fees Apply

More Information:
Call 239-463-4588.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join one of our Park Rangers for a guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Do some bird watching, and learn a little history. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.

Plastic Pollution: It's Everyone's Problem @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Progran is free with regular park admission. 

More Information:
850-267-8330

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Join Dr. Laura Tiu, Marine Scientist and Sea Grant Extension Agent for Walton and Okaloosa Counties and learn about Microplastics. The rise of plastic use can be traced from the production of celluloid combs of the early 1900's to the explosion of plastic production after World War II, to the introduction of bottled water in the late 1980's. After nearly a century of plastic production, we have discovered negative environmental impacts that we never anticipated. Now the questions are how bad is it and what can we do to combat our plastic addiction? 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State Park

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EDT

The Tour is 2 hours long and $35.00 per Adult or $25.00 per College Student.

More Information:


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

Have you ever gone Kayaking at night? Sunset Kayak/SUP Tours are available every Friday evening at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center. We paddle for 1 hour before arriving at Sandspur Island where we will take a break and watch the sun go down. Once the sun has set, your Guide will turn on bright colorful lights located on the front and back of your Kayak or SUP before a 30 minute paddle back to the Outdoor Center.

 

Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (All day)
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Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

"By combining health-fitness with outdoor recreation, Eco Fitness appeals to those seeking to increase time spent exercising and connecting with nature. Through a strategically formulated exercise regimen, participants will see adaptation to their physical abilities as well as an increase in their love for the great outdoors. 

Eco Fitness Classes incorporate Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Swimming and Plyometrics over the course of 2 hours for the low price of $40.00 per class.

Classes are held the first 2 weeks of the month; Wednesday evenings, Friday and Saturday mornings."

Please Contact BG Oleta River Outdoors for exact times.