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Friday, February 9, 2018

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

Friday, February 9, 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Lovers Key Nautical Market & Boat Show @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:00am EST to Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 5:00pm EST

Suggested $5.00 donation to enter. Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Lovers Key and the Bonita Springs Rotary Club.

More Information:
http://loverskeynauticalmarket.com

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs and the Friends of Lovers Key bring you the Lovers Key Nautical Market and Boat Show featuring nautical exhibitors selling arts, crafts, clothing, fishing and cruising equipment, and other items for the boating and Florida lifestyle, as well as boat dealers. Food will be served by Fitzgerald’s, ice cream by Royal Scoop, and there will be a Beer Garden sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Sunday hours: 9am to 4pm.

Friday Guided Hike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 9, 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 Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Friday, February 9, 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 12 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.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, February 9, 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.

Sea Turtle Program @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
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 a Park Ranger to learn about the fascinating life-cycle and journeys of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Additional Information:

Regular Entrance Fees Apply

Topsail Talks - "Topsail's Artificial Reef" @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, February 9, 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

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) for "Topsail's Artificial Reef" on February 9, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about the seahorse shaped artificial reef SWARA deployed just off the beaches of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.  This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park. To learn about upcoming programs in the series make sure to sign up for the program emails below.  

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Friday, February 9, 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.

Historical Fashion Show @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST

Cost is $3/vehicle or Annual Florida 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

Historical Fashion Show will take place inside the Dade Lodge where participants will see and learn from a narrated fashion show with models dressed in period clothing from 1700's - 1900's. 

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 9, 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

An Evening Under the Stars @ Big Lagoon State Park

Friday, February 9, 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

Dementia Redefined Fundraiser @ Alafia River State Park

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (All day)

Regular park admission fees in addition to participant registration apply.

More Information:
Event coordinator 941-376-2241

Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Come join a fun mountain bike race to help raise funds and bring awareness to dementia. Visit http://dementiaredefined.com/mountain-bike-family-fundraiser/ for more information.