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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Citrus Watercolor Society Spring Show and Sale @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 9:00am EST to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 4:30pm EST

There is no charge to attend the exhibit. Regular park admission will apply for entrance in to the Wildlife Park.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5343

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

The Citrus Watercolor Club will be holding its Spring Arts in the Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center featuring the artwork of local watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase. The Citrus Watercolor Club donates 20% of sales from the show to the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am EST to Sunday, February 18, 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.

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

$1 environmental impact fee

More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/

Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

Guided Scrub Jay Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:30am 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 about this true Florida native and its unique habitat. Meets outside the Nature Center. Comfortable walking shoes, water, sunscreen, binoculars, and/or camera recommended.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

2018 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Festival admission is $5.00 per person. Children five and under admitted free. State park admission fees are waived for the event.

More Information:
Silver River Museum 352-236-5401

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

Don't miss the 2018 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.

There will be archery, tomahawk and atlatl dart throwing demonstrations each day. A flint knapping competition and on-going prehistoric skills demonstrations will also take place. Besides the knap-in, visitors can explore the Silver River Museum, hike or bike the trails of the state park, take a ranger-led tram ride through the woods, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River.

Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges. Arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and a variety of other tools can be made from flint (also called chert) by removing portions of the stone through various techniques. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.

All proceeds from the Silver River Knap-In benefit the educational programs of the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.

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 information about becoming a volunteer, vendor, exhibitor, or performer, visit the festival website or call the Silver River Museum.

Participation requirements.

Oleta Trail Blazers Work Day @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm EST
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Come out and help the Oleta Trail Blazer mountain bike group as they volunteer to help improve the mountain biking trails in the park.  Volunteering with this group includes but is not limited to cutting small exotic trees, adding dirt to trails, repairing ramps and bridges, building new features to the trail, trimming back vegetation and much more!  if you love to ride in Oleta River State Park and also want to help make the park even better, we hope to see you at a volunteer day in the future!  Tools and equipment will be provided by the park. 

Additional Information:

Please wear proper shoes and safe clothing for outdoor physical activity.

Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 9:00am 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

Join the weekly eagle watch and see how our pair of nesting bald eagles are doing. High-powered scope and trail maps are provided. Comfortable shoes, camera and binoculars are suggested. Located at the eagle viewing station along the Green Trail. Note: There is a 20-minute, self-guided walk to the eagle viewing station. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Sunday, February 18, 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

Sunday, February 18, 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.

Pickin' in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm EST

Free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (352) 236-7148 ext. 4

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

Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40).

Participation requirements.

Pine Needle Basket Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm EST

$3/vehicle or Annual Florida Park Pass plus $5/person activity fee, 12 and under free.

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

Pine needle basket class participants will be provided with long leaf pine needles and instruction to make a small basket. 

Bluegrass Music @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm 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

Get ready for some foot-stomping and toe-tapping tunes!  There will be live bluegrass in the amphitheater from 1-3:00 p.m.  The Untold Riches are the featured band.

Turpentining in Topsail @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm 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 as it hosts "Turpentining in Topsail"  on February 18, 2018 from 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m in honor of Black History month.  Learn about the Turpentine industry that occurred in the park area during the late 1800s and early 1900s as well as outdoor cooking techniques from that time period.  Participants will get to sample "Swamp Cabbage."  Afterwards there is an optional 3 mile walk to see remnants of the turpentining industry in the park. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

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Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

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

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

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

Participation requirements.

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 18, 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

Sunday, February 18, 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

Marsh Discovery Walk @ Anastasia State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm 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

Explore the Anastasia Marsh Trail with a park ranger, and learn about the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands. Hikers will travel through the maritime hammock and tidal salt marsh while discovering the plant and animal life found in these natural communities. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Meet in front of the Ranger Station. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Starlight Movie Classics @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Free admission with current membership in The Barnacle Society.

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

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

Enjoy a members-only outdoor screening of Frank Capra's 1944 dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, in which a drama critic (Cary Grant) learns on his wedding day that insanity runs in his family and his sweet maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs. Coolers, picnic blankets and low lawn chairs are welcome.

Additional Information:

Starlight Movie Classics Participation Requirements

Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. and closes at 7:15 p.m. Film length: 1 hour 58 minutes.

Non-members can join at the gate or in advance at the park's gift shop or www.thebarnacle.org.

The Barnacle is a pedestrian facility. Metered parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.