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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Variety of Performing Musicians @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:00am EST to Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm EST

Free with general park admission. $5.00 per car load, up to 8 people per vehicle

More Information:
Patricia Cromer, Museum Docent (386) 397-4408

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 or Mailing address: P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

Come enjoy a variety of performing musicians! Hammer Dulcimer, violin, piano, flute and more happening throughout the day in our Carillon Tower.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Jeanie and Stephen Auditions @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:00pm EST to Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm EST

Free with park entrance of $5.00 per car load. Up to 8 people per car.

More Information:
Patricia Cromer, Museum Docent, (386) 397-4408

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 or Mailing address: P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

The festivities will begin Friday evening at 8 pm with “An Evening with Jeanie and Stephen” in a concert that will honor the contestants and their families.   At 10 am Saturday the singers will audition for the title of “Jeanie” and “Stephen” in a public concert before a panel of judges. The event attracts contestants from throughout the state of Florida and is sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization. Competitors must sing one song composed by Stephen Foster, and a song of their choice written by American composers. 

Additional Information:

More information about the Florida Federation of Music and the competition rules can be found on their website at http://www.ffmc-music.org/jeanie.htm

Participation Requirements

Nature Hike with David @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 352-236-7148 ext. 4

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

Take a guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman's fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and more.

September 16, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The beginning of the great wildflower show underneath the Longleaf pine trees.

October 21, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
See the Sandhill wildflowers at their best, including Blazing Star, Paintbrush, Summer’s Farewell, Yellow Buttons, Golden Asters and Blue Sage.

November 18, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The wildflower show is tapering off but the endemic shrub Garberia heterophylla persists with its wonderful rose-purple tubular flowers. You will be amazed at all the insects they attract.

December 16, 2017: Meet at the Swamp Trailhead.
Focus on seeing the terrestrial Shadow Witch Orchid and the peculiar homes of the Purseweb Spider.

January 20, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
Learn about the five different species of pine trees found in the park as well as the endemic Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetle that digs down in the sandy soil from five to almost eight feet deep.

February 17, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The walk will focus on the earliest flowering shrubs and trees such as the Eastern Red Bud and the Flatwoods Plum.

March 17, 2018: Meet at the Sink Hole Trailhead.
Let’s count trees! No, not every tree, but how many different species are in these woodlands.

April 21, 2018: Meet at the River Trailhead.
On the way to the Silver River you will see the Pinkroot wildflower and the arboreal Manatee Tree Snail. With luck you may see the Prothonotary Warbler, formerly known as the Golden Swamp Warbler.

May 19, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
Resident songbirds such as the Pine Warbler and Summer Tanager will sing their little heads off while you walk through the piney woods.

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 any of the trailheads.

Sturdy walking shoes, a canteen and insect repellant is suggested. No pets, please. This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Call the ranger station for the latest information.

Participation requirements.

Equestrian Obstacle Trail Challenge @ Lake Louisa State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm EST

Junior/Youth$ 25.00

All Others$ 35.00

Friends of Louisa State Park Members receive $10.00 off entry fee.

More Information:
Marcia at Dunnmaggiemay@aol.com or 352-255-3355

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Louisa State Park
7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714

Join us for our Annual Equestrian Obstacle Trail Challenge Fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. Enjoy a beautiful trail ride as you navigate through 10 specially designed obstacles. This year's obstacle theme is Super Heroes. A free horse and rider Super Hero costume contest will be held after the challenge is over. Enjoy Live Music, Food for sale and Prizes. Gates open at 7am. First riders out at 8am. All riders must be registered by 9:30am. Proof of Negative Coggins must be shown at check in.

Additional Information:

To register for this event, please click on the Registration Page

Participation Requirements

Hiking for Health at O'Leno State Park / Community Walk @ O'Leno State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am EST

Free park entry to walk participants.

More Information:
Wendy Bragdon (386) 758 - 1193

Located in the Northeast region at:
O'Leno State Park
410 SE O'Leno Park Road
High Springs, FL 32643

Make a commitment to being healthy and active!

Join in on a family friendly Community Walk while enjoying the beauty of O’Leno State Park.  The Florida Department of Health in Columbia County is hosting a Community Health Walk along the park's scenic paved drive.  Stop at the Ranger Station after the first 1.5 miles or continue back down the drive for a 3 mile hike. Florida Department of Health in Columbia County will be on hand to help you track your weight and BMI.  Community Walks will take place the third Saturday of each month. Free park entry to walk participants.

Health checks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

 

Additional Information:

For more information, please view the Participation Requirements and event flyer.

Tropical Hardwood Forest Nature Walk @ Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

The walk is free with the park entrance fee of $2.50 per person.

More Information:
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Ranger Station, (305) 451-1202

Located in the Southeast region at:
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
County Road 905, Mile Marker 106
Key Largo, FL 33037

Join Native Nursery Volunteer Jenny Doyle for an informative and enjoyable walk through a tropical hardwood hammock. Jenny will focus the walk on forest habitat hurricane survival, following Hurricane Irma's visit to the park last September. The walk is free with the park entrance fee of $2.50 per person. Long sleeves and pants and insect repellent are suggested. Limited to 15 participants. Meet at the park's main entrance (former Port Bougainville archway), 1/2 mile north of the point where U.S. Highway 1 and County Road 905 converge.

Additional Information:

The walk is conducted on both asphalt and unpaved trails. Participants may choose to stop at any point and easily return to the entrance.

20th Annual Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

The art show site is in a unique and beautiful setting alongside the beach where visitors can meet the artists in a naturally shaded area of the park. Artwork depicts “Old Florida” and/or uses natural materials. Various mediums, such as photography, watercolors, acrylics, fusion glass, ceramics, and jewelry design are represented at the show. A percentage of the proceeds through sales of the artwork will be donated to the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, a nonprofit 501 3c. Visitors can also purchase tickets for a Drawing of Chance. There will be live music and food for purchase from Naples Beach Adventures and Royal Scoop Ice Cream; popcorn will also be for sale.

Additional Information:

Due to the popularity of the art show and park, it is recommended to come to the show in the early morning or afternoon. Collier County will have a Beach Bus dropping people off in the park throughout the day; bus riders will be charged $2.00 per person for park admission. Go to www.goCATbus.com for more details.

Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show Participation Requirements

Watercolor Fellowship @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

Spend Your Morning With A Park Ranger @ Fanning Springs State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Program free with paid Park Admission.

Admission:

$6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

$4 for a single occupant vehicle.

$2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

More Information:
Ranger Station: 352-463-3420

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fanning Springs State Park
18020 N.W. HWY 19
Fanning Springs, FL 32693

Spend the morning with a Ranger!!! Come enjoy a morning discussing various topics with a Park Ranger. Topics may range from Manatee’s in the spring to ecological fires in the forest.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm EST

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

More Information:
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Join park staff for a guided 4 mile paddle.

We stop 3 to 5 times to talk about the plants, animals, the park, and Seminole Indians history of the area.

Ages 6 and up.

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

Canoe, life jackets, whistles and paddles are provided.

Wear: Comfortable clothing, your shoes could get wet.

Bring: Water, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, dry bag, hat and a light jacket.

There is no place to get out of the canoe once the trip starts, so a restroom stop is wise just before the trip. A restroom is located in the picnic area in the boat basin.

9:00 am - Meet at the Ranger Station to make payment and then proceed to the boat basin/canoe launch area.

9:15 am – Be at the boat basin/canoe launch for introduction and review of paddling strokes and safety tips.

9:30 am – Canoe Trip starts.

12:30 pm - Canoe Trip ends.

Florida Arbor Day Tree Planting @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

The program is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
For more 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 celebrate Florida Arbor Day on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Florida Arbor Day is officially January 19th, which is earlier than the National Arbor Day in April. However, January is a better tree planting time here in the south. In the past three years, several large trees have come down in our Recreation Area and they need to be replaced. We would like to plant new trees together to help promote a sense of community and engage you, the park visitor, with your hometown Florida State Park.
 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Naturalist Led Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EST

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

More Information:
(239) 695-1023 (A volunteer will return your call.)

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

This swamp walk led by an experienced Naturalist will immerse you in the beauty and diversity of the 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 meet the Naturalist at the Ranger Station off Janes’ Scenic Drive 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 from tickets sold 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 20, 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.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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 20, 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

Ultimate Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission fee. ($8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass).

More Information:
Ranger Station: 904-461-2033

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Bring your smartphone or digital camera and have fun taking pictures to complete a photo scavenger hunt while exploring the park! Work alone or as a team. Participants can compete for prizes and more importantly have fun in the Great Outdoors! Some of the items will be easy, and some may be more challenging. Please bring a refillable water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, and wear comfortable shoes. This is a self-guided program, therefore, to participate you must meet at the Island Beach Grill in the park at the start of the program, and return to the same meeting spot at the end of the program.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am EST to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Regular park admission applies.

More Information:
Kevin Bowes (305) 292-6850 kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

Dear Civil War Enthusiast,

We invite you to participate in Living History at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park on the third weekend of each month.  These events portray the time period of 1861-1862 at a Federal fortress. First person interpretation, weapons demonstrations and camp life are featured from 10am-2pm each day. Union and Confederate soldiers, townspeople, craftspeople, and performers, are all part of the re-enactments, which focus on educating the public by sharing the history of Fort Taylor and life during the Civil War.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in getting involved and want to re-enact, please contact Kevin Bowes for assistance and information.

Junior Ranger Programs, 3rd Saturday Monthly, 10am - 11am @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

FREE with Park admittance.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Come in for a fun learning experience and become a Junior Ranger! Discover and learn about plants, animals, and other secrets of the park. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00am. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. For more information call 239-992-0311, or visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/events/.

Additional Information:

​Parental presence required. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00 a.m. for a fun learning experience! Reservations requested, please call (239) 992-0311 

5th Annual Suncoast Orienteering Event @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

$6 / Florida/Suncoast Orienteering Members; $9 / all other individuals or groups with one map; $2 / extra map

More Information:
Email: Suncoast_Orienteering@yahoo.com or call (941) 756-5426

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

Starts between 10am to noon at the Legacy Trail Parking Area. All participants must report back from their course by 3pm.

Five different length courses including an instructional one mile ‘map hike’ course for people to learn about map and compass and land navigation. It's also a great way to help the kids become familiar with the outdoors. For those who prefer their recreation a little more competitive, choose one of the other courses from two to seven miles in length and from novice to expert in difficulty. Maps will be supplied. Compasses available for rent $3. Electronic timing stick rental for advanced courses: $3. Register at Legacy Trail parking area. For more information, please visit: www.floridaorienteering.org or Facebook.com/Suncoast Orienteering. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Ranger History Program and Historic Weapons Firing Demonstration @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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 through the cooler months of the year for a program on the history surrounding Dade's Battle of 1835, highlighted by a firing demonstration featuring the park's replica 1816 U.S. Flintlock Musket.  (Note: Program may be superceded by park events.)

Campfire Cooking @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Jeff Hugo (850) 561-7286

Located in the Northwest region at:
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Have you wanted to expand your campfire cooking experience to something beyond hotdogs? Then join a ranger-led presentation to broaden your culinary imagination around the campfire. Discover a few techniques and recipes that you and the kids will love. (They might even be good for you!) There will also be some talk about the park’s bears. Enjoy good conversation and meet new friends!

Additional Information:

Come and go as you please.

Meet at the campfire circle in the woods to the west of the lodge.

Bring a lawn chair for your comfort.

If you’d like to sample the results, bring a snack to share.

Participation Requriements

Saturday Ranger Program @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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

 

Green Thumb with Ranger Mike @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Free with regular park entry of $5.00 per vehicle.

More Information:
Ray Presley, 386-329-3721, raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Join us as we discuss how to prepare your beds to plant your spring garden. Talk with a Ravine Gardens ranger about preparing garden beds, when to start planting and much more. Meet under the large pavilion.

Additional Information:

Participation Requierments

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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

Talbot Critters @ Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 904-251-2320

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
11241 Fort George Road
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Join a park ranger to learn about the common wildlife species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida.

Additional Information:

This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park.

Participation Requirements

Talbot Critters @ Little Talbot Island State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

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 common wildlife species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida.

Additional Information:

This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park.

Participation Requirements

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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 20, 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

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 20, 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Creature Feature: BATS! @ Little Manatee River State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Park After Dark programs are free with paid park entry.  Registered campers attend for free.

$5/vehicle (2-8people)

$4/vehicle (1 occupant)

$2/person (on bike, foot, or bus, and extra persons entering with individual pass holders)

More Information:
Ranger Station 813-671-5005

Located in the Southwest region at:
Little Manatee River State Park
215 Lightfoot Rd.
Wimauma, FL 33598

This rescheduled January program will wrap up the Park After Dark 2017 series.  You don't want to miss this program featuring bats, fascinating creatures of the night that deserve our understanding and need our protection! 

As dark falls in the park, the night comes alive with the sights and sounds of the amazing animals who live here. Others fly silent and undetected through the night, unless you know where to look! Join us for a closer look at one of the most fascinating creatures of the night, Bats! Come see live bats and learn how to listen for their silent calls, with special guest programmer and local bat advocate, Francine Pager with Tampa Bay Bats.

Additional Information:

For more information on program accessibility and participation requirements, see the Essential Eligibility Criteria: EEC-Park After Dark: Creature Feature Bats.
Participants are encouraged to bring insect repellent, and bring a flashlight with red light lens.  Come see a side of the park rarely seen! #ParkAfterDark

2018 Americana Concert Series @ Camp Helen State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm CST

Event is free and everyone is welcome. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the park's resource management projects and interpretative programs.

More Information:
Camp Helen State Park, 850-233-5059

Located in the Northwest region at:
Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Come join the Friends of Camp Helen State Park and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a series of unique concerts featuring the best American roots musicians today.  This impressive series of five indoor concerts held on Saturday evenings at 6:30pm are held in the Lodge at Camp Helen State Park. Seating inside is limited to 125 people.  Additional seating is available outside on the porch of the historic log cabin style lodge. Refreshments will be served.

Musician lineup:

January 6, 2018 The Currys

January 20, 2018 Sally Springs & Ted Lyons

February 3, 2018 Lucky Mud

February 17, 2018 Brian Smalley 

March 3, 2018 2PM

Additional Information:

For additional contact information visit www.friendsofcamphelen.org

Participation Requirements

Shakespeare in the Park @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:00pm EST

$2.00 Suggested donation.

$5.00 Chair rental.

$40.00 VIP seating.

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

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

Bring a picnic and a blanket or a low lawn chair and enjoy a live performance of "Hamlet." In Shakespeare Miami's production, it is 1922, and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is in mourning. He returns home from school at Wittenberg University to attend his father's funeral, only to find that his uncle has married his mother, and with her assent, has assumed the throne. Not only has the Prince lost the crown to his uncle, his father's ghost haunts the castle, demanding revenge for his apparent murder. Feigning madness, Hamlet is determined to seek out the truth and exact revenge.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Gate opens one hour before show time.  

No pets, please.

Curbside and off-street paid parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

For more information about Shakespeare Miami, please visit www.shakespearemiami.com