Friday Guided Hike @ Oscar Scherer State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST
Free with camping or standard park entrance fee
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Go on a guided hike with a ranger. Learn about the plants and animals around the park while exploring a trail and hearing some park stories.
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST
The program is free with park entry and for annual park pass holders.
Ranger Station: (352) 466 - 3397
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.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
River Rhythms - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm EST
Free with regular park admission.
(352) 236-7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come and enjoy this musical experience. Like all public drum circles, all voices are welcome. There are a few extra drums but if you have some please bring them along. Also, to increase your comfort, we recommend that you bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to drumming and percussion, singing and dancing are highly encouraged! An audience is always needed so feel free to watch and listen.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
For more information about the hosts of this event, or to see a flyer, please visit their website, https://m.facebook.com/OcalaDrumCircles/about
CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm EST
The suggested donation is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.
Susan Strawbridge or Rene Poppe - (352) 628-5343
The annual Celebration of Lights at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will run six evenings from December 19 through Christmas Eve, and then again on December 26 for an after-Christmas party. The community is invited to come and enjoy Sebastian’s Winter Wonderland, a spectacular, synchronized light and sound show. A variety of entertainment will be offered nightly and refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.
Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Free for registered campers
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Join your fellow campers and watch a movie together. Be sure to put in your vote for which movie. Options displayed in the Ranger Station and at the Nature Center weekly. Refreshments provided. Campers may bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Program is for registered campers only as it takes place after hours. Located in the Nature Center.
An Evening Under the Stars @ Big Lagoon State ParkFriday, December 22, 2017 - 6:00pm CST
Free event with regular park admission. You must arrive before sunset to pay the park entrance fees. The park closes at sunset, which varies throughout the year.
Escambia Amatuer Astronomer's Association is partnering with Big Lagoon State Park to offer an Evening under the Stars. They will have multiple telescopes available for viewing different celestial objects of interest.
Please call the Ranger Station (850) 492-1595 for current closing time.