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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee, but donations are appreciated

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Wake up with tea or coffee and your fellow campers. Located in the Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am 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

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. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Manatee Talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

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

Meet with a Park Naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about our local Manatees. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.

Nature Program - Photography for Beginners @ Koreshan State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

More Information:
FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join a park naturalist on the steps of the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Park for a beginning photography tour of the different habitats and architecture within the park. Bring your camera or cell phone and learn the basics of photography, the best places to snap that perfect photo, discover unusual plants, buildings and critters that make up the many interesting aspects of Koreshan State Park.

Additional Information:

Space is limited. Participants must reserve a space on FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311

Dade Pioneers @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST

Cost is $10/child for school year and includes membership in Dade Battlefield Society

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

Dade Pioneers is an after school program for ages 8-18.   Each program consists of nature and history programs, crafts, games and food. 

Marsh by Moonlight - Guided Kayaking @

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST

$15 per person, plus state park admission.

More Information:
772-398-2779

Located in the region at:
, FL

Enjoy the serenity of the Savannas Basin Marsh by moonlight during these limited-edition tours. Cost is $15 per person donation to the Friends of Savannas, plus the state park admission fee ($2 a person, or $3 for a vehicle with up to 8 people). All equipment is included with your donation. Participants should dress for the weather and bring drinking water. Time of arrival will be different for each tour. Reservations required by calling the Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center at 772-398-2779. The Savannas is located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie.

Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Meet your fellow campers. Roast marshmallows, hang out around the campfire and have a good time. May bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Program is for registered campers only as it is after hours. Located at the campfire circle between sites 35 and 36. Will be inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements