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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee, but donations are appreciated

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Wake up with tea or coffee and your fellow campers. Located in the Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Tram Tour and Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EDT

Tickets are $60.00 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

NATURALIST led Fakahatchee Tram Tour with Swamp Walk.  "This offering combines elements of our longer tram tours and swamp walks to give participants a great introduction to the Fakahatchee," says volunteer naturalist Patrick Higgins.

Each Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins with a ride on the group's Ghost Rider tram to the site of the swamp walk. After about 90 minutes of walking through the swamp, participants board the tram for the return trip.

Naturalists leading the group will share their insights about the Fakahatchee's flora and fauna on both wet and dry portions of the adventure. Fakahatchee Strand is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals.

The Tram Tour with Swamp Walk is $60 per person. The tours begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 1 pm.

Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.

Participants should be sure to wear sturdy lace-up shoes( no sandals) and long pants and can change to dry clothes at the visitors restrooms for their drive home. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather.

The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive.  Janes Scenic Drive is accessible ONLY via SR 29 (between HI 75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS direction providing a different route to Jane Scenic drive in Copeland FL.

Additional Information:

All ticket purchases go directly to the Friends of Fakahatchee, the park's citizen support organization.  For more information, visit the Friends of Fakahatchee website at orchidswamp.org

Pine Needle Basket Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT

Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida park pass plus $5 activity fee for ages 13 and up. 

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 is for beginner basket makers who will be provided all materials to make a small longleaf pine needle basket.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

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.

Nature Program - Photographers Nature Hike @ Koreshan State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Program 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:
FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311

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

Join a Park Naturalist at the Koreshan State Park Cast Iron Café for a photographers walk on the nature trails of Koreshan State Park. We will tour the different habitats and take time to photograph the trees, critters, and other sights. Note: the photo walk will be approximately 1 mile long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera.

Additional Information:

Space is limited. Participants must reserve a space on FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311.

Fishing Clinic @ Lovers Key State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Regular entrance fees apply.

More Information:
Call 239-463-4588.

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

Join a Park Ranger to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in Southwest Florida. You might even learn a few of the “secrets” our local fishermen swear by. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Wading Adventure @ Cayo Costa State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

standard entrance fees

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Cayo Costa State Park
4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island (26.685789, -82.245381)
Cayo Costa, FL 33922

Come Join us and go on an Adventure to see what is under the waves.

Please contact the park office for more information 941-964-0375

Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EDT

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

Meet your fellow campers. Roast marshmallows, hang out around the campfire and have a good time. May bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Program is for registered campers only as it is after hours. Located at the campfire circle between sites 35 and 36. Will be inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Firefly Takeover At Blue Spring State Park @ Blue Spring State Park

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:45pm to 8:45pm EDT

$10 Per Vehicle

More Information:
Ranger Station at 386-775-3663

Located in the Central region at:
Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763

Come take a guided tour to see the fireflies light up the Blue Spring sky. The park will extend closing time by one hour to visitors who would like to experience the hundreds of fireflies that visit this time of year.

To participate, please be in the park at least 30 minutes before closing. Obtain an After-Hours parking permit and Event Ticket. The meeting location will be on the Thursby House lawn.

Additional Information:

Be prepared to walk one mile for this event.

Dress appropriately for the weather, this is an outdoor activity.

Bring a flashlight for before and after the event.

Be prepared for mosquitos.

Participation Requirements