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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Monthly Bird Walk on Pepper Creek Trail @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am EDT

There is no charge to participate in the monthly bird walks.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, (352) 628-5445

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

Novice and experienced birders are invited to take a guided bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail. Leaders from Citrus County Audubon will lead the walk. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This leisurely-paced walk is on a fully accessible (paved) trail that winds through a hydric hammock along Pepper Creek. Please call the park office at (352) 628-5343 Mondays through Fridays to register.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

Introduction to Birding Workshop @ Savannas Preserve State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am EDT

$5.00 due the day of the event 

More Information:
(772) 398-2779

Located in the Southeast region at:
Savannas Preserve State Park
2541 Walton Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., join us for an Introduction to Birding Workshop led by David and Dee Simpson. In this class, David and Dee teach how to observe patterns in flight, song, and behavior to develop a more holistic approach to bird indentification. This class includes a bird walk where you can try out your newly learned observational skills. The course will be held at the Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Savannas and the St. Lucie County Chapter of the Florida Master Naturalists. Admission to the class is $5.00 cash upon arrival. Reservations are required by calling (772) 398-2779 or going online to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-birding-workshop-with-david-simpson-tickets-43710807201?aff=es2.

 

 

Watercolor Fellowship @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT

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, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

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

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm EDT

$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.

Naturalist Led Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EDT

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.

Dog Days Celebration @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with regular park entry fee of $5.00 per vehicle.

More Information:
Raymond 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

Ravine Gardens love's one of our frequent visitors, the dog! Join us as we celebrate a human’s best friend with demonstrations, speakers and dog friendly vendors. Don’t have a best friend yet? No worries, pet adoptions will be available. Come on out and find the love of your life!

Think your pupper has what it takes? Join our Best Dressed Pooch contest at 11:00am. To participate, register here. Prizes will be awarded to the top three best dressed pooches! The contest will begin at 11:00am. Contestants will need to be registered either through Eventbrite or be onsite by 10:15am to register. All pre-registerd contestants must arrive by 10:45am.

Well behaved dogs are invited to participate in the day’s festivities. Please make sure your dog is leashed and is following the Florida State Park’s pet policy.

 

Vendor spots are still available. Please contact Ray at raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us or 386-329-3721 for information on how you can participate.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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 RSVP for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

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

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 and unlocked 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.

Historic Park Tours @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Regular park entrance fee of $5.00/car (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

                                                                              - A Historic Park Tour -

Join us and discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s.  Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, March 24, 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.

Spring Fling @ Little Manatee River State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Event is free with paid park admission.  Food, native plants, and other items will be available for purchase.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

Park entrance fees:

$5/vehicle (2-8 persons)

$4/vehicle (1 person)

$2/person (entering on foot, bicycle, horse, bus, and extra persons with Individual Pass Holders)

More Information:
Ranger Station 813-671-5005; or Kate Smithson at kathryn.smithson@dep.state.fl.us

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

A wild world awaits at Little Manatee River State Park! Explore the wonders of the natural environment waiting around every bend. Visit a variety of environmental displays and exhibits from local agencies and conservation groups.  Displays and activities will highlight unique local ecosystems, wildlife, and native plants. Guided programs and activities include a wildlife obstacle course, dip netting, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more. Join us for a day of recreation and education, with food, music, and fun for all ages in the Real Florida!

Additional Information:

The Spring Fling will take place in the main picnic area. Booths will be set up throughout the picnic area, with many booths directly adjacent to the parking lot. Additional programs, activities, and displays will take place in park pavilions, located approximately 1/3 mile from the parking lot. Most areas of the picnic area are wheelchair accessible, with some sections of soft sand. Overflow parking lot is located approximately 2/3 mile from picnic area on the main park drive. The park tram will make a regular circuit from overflow parking to main event area.

Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. For more information on accessibility of individual programs, please review the “Participation Requirements” under “Park Documents” tab, or call the Ranger Station at 813-671-5005. Should you need assistance to make your full participation in this event possible, please contact Kate Smithson by calling the Ranger Station. Up to two full weeks may be needed to make accommodations.

If you are a food vendor, environmental educator or volunteer who would like to participate in this year's Spring Fling, please contact Kate Smithson by calling the park Ranger Station.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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

Ranger History Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:30am EDT

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.)

Wakulla Springs Car and Bike Show @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm EDT

The event is free with paid 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

The event marks the return to Wakulla Springs State Park of exquisitely restored vehicles. Enjoy food vendors and other displays. This is a family event near the playground and provides access to the beach and river boat cruises.

Additional Information:

For more information please visit WakullaSprings.org.

Participation Requirements

Loggers, Greens, Leatherbacks, Oh My! @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

This program is free with regular park admission fees. ($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

Join us in discovering the wonderful sea turtles of Anastasia State Park! You will learn about how we identify the turtle nests, hatching, and the great journey they begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in our oceans. This is a fun filled, energetic program about these miraculous animals who have been on Earth for millions of years! This program will take place at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm EDT

This event is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
Call the park ranger station, 352-236-7148 and then press menu option 4

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

The Friends of Silver Springs are proud to present a new music series.

Every Saturday and Sunday, visit the park to hear live music, both amplified and acoustic. These small, intimate sessions will not be on the big stage but will be up close and personal near the glass bottom boats and the water.


Saturday, March 17

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Frankie Jay and the Chicken Parade

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - KOS Brass Quintet


Sunday, March 18

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Saturday, March 24

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, March 25

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mama Gina


Saturday, March 31

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Smithson & French


Sunday, April 1

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mama Gina


Saturday, April 7

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 8

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - KOS Brass Quintet


Saturday, April 14

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 15

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - KOS Brass Quintet


Saturday, April 21

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 22

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mama Gina


Saturday, April 28

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Mike Coker


Sunday, April 29

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Smithson & French


Don't forget to check out our other music series, the Pickin' in the Park and the River Rhythms, each month on the 3rd Sunday and 4th Friday respectively.

Additional Information:

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

For more information on the Friends of Silver Springs and how you can get involved visit their website.

Participation requirements.

River Fishing Workshop @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm EDT

Free with regular park admission fees

More Information:
Terry OToole 772-388-2750

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

River Fishing Workshop

"River/Lagoon fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the tactics of river/lagoon fishing.  Anglers will learn why it's important to know the how, where and when of river fishing. Topics and discussion will center on rods/reels, various fishing rigs, hard and soft plastic baits, live baiting, knots, state and local regulations. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.

Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum.

Additional Information:

EEC River Fishing Workshop updated

Saturday Ranger Program @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

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

 

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT

$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

Hike Through History @ Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

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

Go on a nature hike with a park ranger through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. Participants are encouraged to bring bug spray, sunscreen and bottled water.

Additional Information:

The program will start at the Ribault Clubhouse.

Participation Requirements

Fourth Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT

Free with regular 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

Join us at Gamble Rogers on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for a Jam Session in the park. Musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual, acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome; however, there is no power source near the pavilion. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:30pm EDT

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

Hike Through History @

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

More Information:
Ranger Station 904-251-2320

Located in the Northeast region at:
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Go on a nature hike with a park ranger through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. Participants are encouraged to bring bug spray, sunscreen and bottled water.

Additional Information:

The program will start at the Ribault Clubhouse.

Participation Requirements

Dolphin Paddle on Salt Run @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm EDT

Program fee: $40/person, includes boat rental, $25/person, provide your own boat. Park admission fees: ($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:
Anastasia Watersports, (904) 460-9111

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

Join Anastasia Watersports and Marineland Dolphin Adventure at Anastasia State Park as we team up to offer a fun-filled interpretive paddle of Salt Run. Our estuarine tidal marsh is teeming with plant and animal life - hop into a kayak, paddle onto Salt Run, and keep an eye for birds, turtles, manatees, and especially dolphins.

Anastasia Watersports staff provides illuminating details about our ecosystem and the myriad of wildlife that inhabit it. Terran, our dolphin expert from Marineland, will fill you in on fascinating facts about the dolphins that are born, breed, and thrive in our waterway.
The event will start with 30 minutes of classroom discussion, followed by 90 minutes of paddling. Come out and enjoy real, undiscovered Florida! Program fee: $40/person, includes boat rental, $25/person, provide your own boat.

Park admission fees: ($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). Please call Anastasia Watersports at (904) 460-9111 or email, info@anastasiawatersports.com to make a reservation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Bash on the Bay @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm EDT

$50.00 members & $60.00 future members with RSVP by March 21.

$70.00 at the gate for all.

$10.00 ages 10 and under.

Add auction preview & twilight tour for $25.00 more.

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

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

Commemorate the life of one of Coconut Grove’s most charming and influential pioneers with a Bash on the Bay. Join members of The Barnacle Society in celebrating Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe’s 167th birthday with a buffet dinner by Whisk, live music by Mr. Ree, and a silent auction on the scenic bay-front grounds of Munroe's 1891 house, The Barnacle. For $25.00 more, enjoy early admission, silent auction preview, and a twilight tour of The Barnacle with complimentary champagne on the front porch.

 

 

Additional Information:

Bash on the Bay Participation Requirements

Period costumes 1851-1933 are welcome.

Auction Preview 5:30-7:00 p.m. Buffet and Silent Auction 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Please visit TheBarnacle.org or call the Ranger Station to RSVP.

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, March 24, 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

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

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

Saturday, March 24, 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

Astronomy Night @ Florida Caverns State Park

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm CDT

Program is free with paid park entrance fee.

More Information:
Florida Caverns, 850-482-1228

Located in the Northwest region at:
Florida Caverns State Park
3345 Caverns Road
Marianna, FL 32446

Florida Caverns State Park and Friends of Florida Caverns welcome the Tallahassee Astronomical Society for Astronomy Night.  Large powerful telescopes will be set up to allow visitors to view many different celestial objects.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a pleasant evening at the park and view stars and planets incredibly close-up.

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Participation Requirements

In the event of poor viewing conditions cancellation information will be made available by 4:00 pm.