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Friday, January 12, 2018

Co-Ed Low Impact Exercise Class @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00am EST

Free with camping or standard 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

Wear comfortable shoes and wake up with a morning exercise session led by Kate Isles! Exercises do not require participants to sit or lay down and program is considered accessible. Located in the Screen Room by the Nature Center.

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Participation Requirements

Friday Guided Hike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Free with camping or standard 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

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. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, January 12, 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.

Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, January 12, 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

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.

Topsail Talks - "WWII: Bombs Away" @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CST

Program 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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Coffeen Nature Preserve for "WWII: Bombs Away" on January 12, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about the connection between Coffeen Nature Preserve, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and WWII.  This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park. The next presentation in the series is “Topsail’s Artificial Reef” by South Walton Artificial Reef Association on February 9, 2018 at 10a.m.

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Participation Requirements

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Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311 or FriendsofKoreshan.org

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

Join us for a Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half and is accessible to all.

Additional Information:

Park admission is $2 for bicycle/pedestrian, $4 for one person in a vehicle, $5 for up to 8 persons in a vehicle. Walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is mostly outdoors on a crushed shell path. Please bring water, proper footware, and sun protection. Wheelchair available upon request.

Requests for these and other tours for clubs, home school associations, and other groups can be made by calling the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311. We make every effort to accommodate all groups, however we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than a two week notice.

Night Hike on Dade's Trails @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Cost is $3/car or Florida Annual Park Pass

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

Night hike on Dade's trails to listen and look for bats, owls and other night creatures.  Participants are asked to bring a flashlight and insect repellant. 

Floral Fusion @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 6:00pm EST to Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 5:00pm EST

Normal park entry fees apply.

More Information:


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

The Friends of JDSP present a Flower and Art Exhbition in the park's Kimbell Education Center. Opening reception Friday, January 12, 6:00 pm, reservations requested. The flower and art show continue January 13th and 14th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please contact the Kimbell Center for more information. (561) 745-5551.

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm 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

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.

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Participation Requirements

An Evening Under the Stars @ Big Lagoon State Park

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 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. 

More Information:
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Big-Lagoon

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

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.

Additional Information:

Please call the Ranger Station (850) 492-1595 for current closing time.

Participation requirements

Tour de Felasco 2018 @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day)

Registration fee is $75 (plus active.com fees) and includes a Tour t-shirt, park entrance fee, food at sag stops, lunch, and post ride pizza. 

More Information:
info@sanfelasco.org

Located in the Northeast region at:
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
12720 NW 109 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615

Join the Friends of San Felasco on Saturday, January 13, 2018 for a mountain bicycling event that will challenge each rider with a tour through one of North Florida's most diverse ecological and geological preserves. Presented by the Friends of San Felasco, Inc., a non-profit volunteer Citizen Support Organizationa dedicated to supporting the trail system and other efforts wihtin the park, this event is the main fundraiser for the CSO.

The Tour is not a race, but it is an endurance event through a challenging series of trails. Many people compare this ride to the difficulty level of a hilly century road bicycle route, and we recommend you prepare accordingly. The Tour route will test your bike skills and endurance with rolling hills, short climbs, sinkholes, creek crossings, and log bridges. For more information on what to expect, visit the CSO's page. The event has a rolling starting time between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

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Participant requirements

Click on this link to pre-register. The event will proceed rain or shine.