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Saturday, January 13, 2018

10th Annual Hammock Half Marathon & 5K @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:30am to 11:00am EST

The 5K entry fee is $20 through January 6 and $25 afterwards.  The Half Marathon entry fee is $40 through January 6 and $50 afterwards.  A special kid's rate 5K entry fee of $10 applies to children aged 12 years and younger.  Race proceeds benefit the park via the Friends of Highlands Hammock, Inc.  For participation requirements, please see Additional Information.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Highlands Hammock will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Half Marathon and 5K race held annually in January.  Race start time is 7:30 a.m.  Novice and seasoned runners may experience the beauty of the park and complete the 5K, which is open to all age groups from 13 years and younger to age 80 years and older.  Runners aged 14 and older may go the distance and compete in the Half Marathon which takes them through forested hammock and pine flatwoods.  This is a challenging event for all running enthusiasts!  Entry forms are available at the Ranger Station. Online registration is available at http://endurancesportstiming.com/race-calendar/.  Early registration is advised. 

Additional Information:

For information about participation requirements, please review EEC HAMMOCK HALF MARATHON AND 5K.

Volunteer Work Day @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EST

Free park entry for volunteers.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (386) 462-7905

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

The trails are built and maintained by volunteers. The CSO hosts work days on the second Saturday of each month, and invites you to join! Typical work days are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include clearing and maintaining existing trails, building new trails, and improving the park's facilities. After the work day, lunch is provided. 

Meet at the CSO building at park headquarters at 8:30 a.m.

Please bring gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle and good humor!

Additional Information:

12720 NW 109th Lane
Alachua, FL 32615-6741
Participantion Requirements 

Watercolor Fellowship @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 13, 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

Learn watercolor tips and tricks or simply come and paint with fellow watercolor enthusiasts. Space is limited. Located in the Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Junior Ranger @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm 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

Learn what it takes to become a Junior Ranger and work on your Junior Ranger CORE or Passport activities! Located in the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Programs are free with your paid admission in to the park.

More Information:
Skip Schipper (850) 927-2111 or George.Schipper@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 behind site #28 in the family campground.

Beach Clean-ups @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Free entry into the park if assisting with the event.

More Information:
(561) 624-6950

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 few hours of sun and surf and help keep MacARthur Beach State Park clean.  Beach clean-ups remove trash which might otherwise end up endangering sea turtles or shorebirds.  Participants will receive gloves and trash bags.  Please bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunscreen.  Community service hours will be given upon request.  Free entry into the park if assisting with the event.

Additional Information:

Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.  Clean-up supplies will be provided.

Grass Identification Workshop @

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

$5 donation to the Friends of Savannas

More Information:
772-398-2779

Located in the region at:
, FL

The Florida Master Naturalist St Lucie County Chapter and the Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park are partnering up to offer a Grass Identification Workshop on Saturday, January 13th from 9 am to 12 pm. John Bradford and George Rogers will lead a short workshop on grasses and grass-like plants for beginners. The program will begin in the classroom with a discussion about distinguishing grasses from grass-like plants such as sedges and rushes, and the local history of these plants. Then, participants will go on a short hike through the beautiful Flatwoods of the Savannas to learn to recognize by sight some of the major examples in the region. The course will finish up with some additional investigating and identification with a dissecting microscope. A $5 donation is suggested to support the continued preservation and interpretation of the Savannas Preserve State Park, and the continued programming offered by the Florida Master Naturalist St. Lucie County Chapter. Reservations are required by calling 772-398-2779. The program will be taught at the Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie.

Additional Information:

Please make a reservation!

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic @ Alafia River State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am 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

Brought to you by Aj’s Bikes & Swamp Club (fundraiser for Friends of Alafia) 1. We will be going over the Three key essential to being a successful mountain biker. LEVEL PEDAL 1 FINGER ON THE BRAKES SCANNING THE TRAIL 2. Then focus on Seven Body and Bike Separation Skills that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails. NEUTRAL READY BRAKING FOWARD BACK SIDE TO SIDE 3. Followed with a Trail ride to use new acquired skills 4. To cap it all off LUNCH !

To register, search http://www.even​tbright.com for events in Lithia, FL. You will find: IMBA Level 1 Clinic INTRO to Mountainbiking

Take Part in Art at Tomoka @ Tomoka State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm EST

All art activities, demonstrations and workshops included in regular park entrance fees. Fees are $4.00/single occupant vehicle and $5.00/per vehicle (limit 2-8 people per vehicle).

More Information:
Nancy Newlove McElroy at 386-313-1399

Located in the Central region at:
Tomoka State Park
2099 North Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

The Florida Women's Arts Association, Inc. (FLWAA) and Tomoka State Park are proud to partner a 4th year to bring you some art fun and learning in this beautiful and inspiring park. Bring your inner artist for a day of art teachings at the spacious and climate-controlled, Tomoka State Park Recreation Hall. Join us on Saturday, January 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a day of interactive artists' demonstrations and participants' creations. Learn how to make Zentangle inspired drawings, a color wheel, leaf print cards, paper affirmation beads, and draw a portrait. Each hour, an artist will show you how to make a different work of art that you can take home. Demonstrations run every hour from 10:00am through 2:00pm and will have a different FLWAA artist instructor. (10:00 a.m.-Terri Malloy-Zentangle Inspired Art, 11:00 a.m.-Pamela Bleakney-Color Wheel, Noon-Carol Thornton-Leaf Print Cards, 1:00 p.m.-Marianne Verna-Paper Affirmation Beads, and finally 2:00 p.m.-Marilyn Masters-Basic Portraiture. The purpose of the Florida Women's Arts Association Inc. (FLWAA) is to bring recognition to the achievements of Florida women artists by exhibiting and supporting art by women and by educating the public about their accomplishments. FLWAA membership includes artists in all disciplines including visual arts, music, and writing. We welcome new members. For additional information about joining FLWAA, please contact Kathleen Pruett at kathleen.pruett@icloud.com. Let's create a world filled with artists! Be sure to visit the park campstore, Tomoka Outpost along the riverfront for snacks, beverages, canoe/kayak rentals and more family fun and a place to just relax and enjoy the views.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Park Biologist Led Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EST

Tickets are $75.00 per person and can be purchased here.

More Information:


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

This swamp walk, led by Park Biologist Mike Owen, will immerse you in the beauty and diversity of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, the largest State Park in Florida. For many visitors, a Friends of Fakahatchee Swamp Walk is the highlight of their Florida visit. 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 liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.

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 can change into your dry clothes in the park's restroom for your return home.

Swamp walkers will meet Park Biologist Mike Owen at the Ranger Station off Janes’ Scenic Drive by no later than 9:30 a.m and can expect to be back around 2:30PM.

The Park's ranger station is located at 137 Coast Line Drive, Copeland, FL off of Janes Scenic Drive.  Janes Scenic Drive is only acessible via SR 29 ( between I-75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS information providing other routes to access Jane Scenic Drive in Copeland.

Additional Information:

All funds raised through ticket sales support the Friends of Fakahatchee,  the park's citizen support organization.  More information about the Friends of Fakahatchee can be found at their website orchidswamp.org.

Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am 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:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Nature Hike - EVERY Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311.

Additional Information:

 The walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures.

Day in Florida History @ De Leon Springs State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

Park Entry Fees: $6 per car for 2-8 people; $4 for single occupant

More Information:


Located in the Central region at:
De Leon Springs State Park
601 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
De Leon Springs, FL 32130

Highlights of this exciting day include living history and period craft demonstrations representing various periods of Florida’s history from early Native Americans through the 1900s.  Enjoy live music, vendors, antique tractors and engines, and displays from local historical organizations.  Have breakfast in the historic Sugar Mill Restaurant and learn about history on the Fountain of Youth Eco/Heritage Boat Tour.   For more information, call 386.985.4212. 

Park is located at 601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., De Leon Springs, 6 miles north of Deland, ¾ mile west of Hwy 17.  The park’s goal is to provide access to the event for people of all abilities. If you have special needs, please contact the park before your arrival.  The event is sponsored by the park and the Friends of De Leon Springs State Park, Inc. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

 

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
352-236-7148 ext. 4

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

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Shorebird Walk @ Bald Point State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

This program is free with paid park admission of $4/vehicle up to 8 people.

More Information:
Park Office 850-349-9146

Located in the Northwest region at:
Bald Point State Park
146 Box Cut Road
Alligator Point, FL 32346

Florida's coastal areas are home to a wide variety of migratory, wintering and nesting shorebirds and seabirds.  Join Bald Point State Park, in partnership with Audubon of Florida, for a leisurely walk along the beach searching for both rare and common birds.  Learn behaviors, identification tips, stewardship and the threats facing these amazing birds.

Additional Information:

The walk leaves from the Maritime Hammock parking area at 810 Bald Point Road, Alligator Point FL 32346. 

Participation Requirements

Farm Fashion, Dress Up @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EST

Regular Park entrance fee of $5.00 (honor box, cash only)

More Information:
Sandra Cashes (352) 472-1142, sandra.cashes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northeast region at:
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

                                                                    Farm Fashion, Dress Up

                                      -Children can participate in educational demonstrations and crafts -

Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history, and a farming way of life.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

23rd Annual Ford & Mustang Roundup @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EST

This event is free to the public with paid park admission fees. Participants in the car show may be subject to registration fees.

More Information:
Park Events Office, 352-261-5842

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

Hobbyists and enthusiasts will display their Ford and Mustang cars and trucks of various years and models, classic and modern, stock or modified. Vehicles will be displayed in front of the Twin Oaks Mansion Stage near the beautiful gardens of the park with plenty of shade trees. The stage will also feature live music throughout the day.

In addition to checking out the cars, visitors can take a glass bottom boat ride or rent a canoe or kayak. Food and beverage service is available at the Springside Restaurant as well as the Paradise Treats Fudge & Ice Cream shop. There will also be food trucks near the main event area.

Additional Information:

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


Car show participant info:

Information on registration will be coming soon.

This event is just for fun and all judging will be people's choice. Ballots will be due by 3:00 p.m. with awards presented at 4:00 p.m. You must be present at the award ceremony to receive your award. Check out this list of last year's winners.


Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, January 13, 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.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am 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

Learn about the plants and animals at Oscar Scherer by making critter crafts. Materials are provided. Located in the Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Shorebird Walk @ Bald Point State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Walk is free with park admission of $4/vehicle.

More Information:
Bald Point Office: 850-349-9146 or Ochlockonee River Ranger Station: 850-962-2771

Located in the Northwest region at:
Bald Point State Park
146 Box Cut Road
Alligator Point, FL 32346

Florida’s coastal areas are home to a wide variety of migratory, wintering and nesting shorebirds and seabirds. Join Bald Point State Park, in partnership with Audubon Florida, for a leisurely walk along the beach searching for both rare and common birds. Learn behaviors, identification tips, stewardship and the threats facing these amazing birds.

Additional Information:

Please dress weather appropriate, bring drinking water and sun screen. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. Dogs are not allowed on beach.

Walk will meet at the Maritime Beach Access located at the north entrance to Bald Point State Park located at 810 Bald Point Rd., Alligator Point, FL 32346.

Participation Requirements

Crabbing Basics: making it Delicious, keeping it Sustainable @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

This program is free with park admission!

More Information:
Ranger Station 386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

The tidal salt marsh of our park is home to the Atlantic Blue Crab, a popular seafood and keystone species of the local ecosystem. Learn to catch these tasty crustaceans in a one hour hands-on program, appropriate for adults and families. We will be meeting at the Cedar Pavilion, on the west side of the park.

You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Breakfast with a Ranger @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:00am CST

Suggested donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park $5/Adult and $3/Child.  (Does not include park admission fee) 

More Information:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, (850) 267-8330

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

The Citizen Support Organization, Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, invites you and your family to enjoy Breakfast with a Ranger.  Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill for a full service breakfast where visitors will learn about the park, its history and wildlife, and be able to ask the rangers all the questions you have been dying to ask.  This program is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.  To cover the cost of food please bring a donation $5/Adult and $3/Child which goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.  All donations are used for various park enhancement projects and program supplies.  Breakfast is served in the Clubhouse.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Ranger History Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:30am EST

Program is included with your park entrance fee of $3 per vehicle for up to eight people. Extra persons, bicyclists and pedestrians pay $2 each.

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Join a park ranger every Saturday morning throughout the cooler months of the year for a program on the history surrounding Dade's Battle of 1835.  This talk at the breastworks in front of the museum will include a static display of period weapons, uniforms and accoutrements. (Note: Program may be superceded by park events.)

Saturday Ranger Program @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

These programs are available at no extra charge with parks addmission of $6.00 per car up to 8 people.

 

More Information:
Christopher Dixon Park Services Specialist (352) 493-6736

Located in the Northeast region at:
Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115 Street
Chiefland, FL 32626

Manatee Springs State Park is having a Saturday Ranger Program, every Saturday,  starting on December 2, 2017 and running to Saturday April 14, 2018.  The Program will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please see the flyers at the park on where to meet.

Additional Information:

Partipation Requirements

 

Sur Fishing Workshop @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
772-388-2750

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing.  Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.  Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum.

Additional Information:

EEC Surf Fishing Sebastian Inlet

North Atlantic Right Whales: How you can help! @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Program is FREE with park admission!

More Information:
Ranger Station 386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Author and speaker Frank Gromling from Ocean Art Gallery, will present a 45-minute program about one of the world's most endangered large mammals, the North Atlantic right whale. Frank has been a volunteer with the Marineland Right Whale Project since its inception in 2000, and has monitored and photographed these 50-ton animals as they visit the coastal waters off Flagler Beach each winter.

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion.

You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EST

$5 / person

Children under 5 ride free

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Take a tour around the park and learn about the plants, animals, and park history. Tram seats 25 people. Maximum of 2 wheelchairs. Tickets sold from the Nature Center the day of, starting at 9:00am, cash only please. Tram picks up guests in front of Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Legendary Sirens Perform @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm EST

Included with the price of admission.

More Information:
352-592-5656

Located in the Southwest region at:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

The Legendary Sirens show include performers representing decades from the 50’s to the 70’s.

Shells of the Talbot Shores @ Little Talbot Island State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

No reservations are necessary and the program is free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 904-251-2320

Located in the Northeast region at:
Little Talbot Island State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Join a park ranger to learn about the difference between a conch and a whelk, or a cockle and a clam? Discover how to identify many of the frequently found shells that wash up on the Talbot Islands State Parks shores.

Additional Information:

The program will take place at boardwalk one located at the north beach area on Little Talbot Island.

Participation Requirements

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, January 13, 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.

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:30pm 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

Join our resident musicians, Bill & Kate Isles, and some occasional special guests, for live music in the Lake Osprey picnic area! Located on the stage outside the Nature Center. You are welcome to bring your own chair to place out on the grass.

(If inclement weather, program may be moved to the Nature Center or the Screen Room, based on crowd size)

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

The Barnacle under Moonlight Concert featuring Passerine @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Adults: $10.00

Children 6-9: $3.00

Children under 6: Free

More Information:
Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866

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

Pack a picinc and lawn chairs and come out to the historic grounds of The Barnacle to enjoy an evening of great music under the moonlight with one of Sarasota’s best local bands, Passerine. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana.

Additional Information:

Moonlight Concert Participation Requirements.

Receive 20% off Moonlight Concert Adult Admission with membership in The Barnacle Society. The gate opens one hour before show time for ticket and membership sales.

Please park curbside or in a nearby lot. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 13, 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

Join one of the rangers around a campfire and learn about a specific park subject. Program topic will be advertised weekly based on which ranger is leading the program. This program is limited to registered campers only as it is after closing hours. Located at the Campfire Circle between sites 35 & 36. Will be held inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.

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