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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nature Hike with David @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00am EDT

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.

Beach Cleanup @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free Park entry if participating in the cleanup.

More Information:
(561)776-7449, ext. 109

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 few hours of sun and surf and help keep MacArthur Beach State Park clean.  Beach clean-ups help to remove trash which might otherwise end up endangering sea turtles or shorebirds.  Participants will receive gloves, trash bags, pick up sticks and a free t-shirt while they last.  Please bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunscreen.  Community service hours will be given to students upon request.  Free entry into the Park if assisting with the event.

Spring Bird Walk @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am EDT

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

Spring bird walk to see Dade's resident and migrant birds.  Binoculars recommended, loaners available.  Walk will involve walking on nature trails up to 1.5 miles. 

Earth Day Tree Planting @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Be prepared to get wet, muddy, and buggy!

We will be planting 200 cypress trees in an effort to enhance and rehabilitate wetland ecosystems within the park.

Refillable water bottles, closed toed shoes (that can get dirty), gloves and a shovel/trowel are recommended. Water will be provided for refills.

Free entry for volunteering.

Registration required by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Call (772) 263-3749 or email robin.rossmanith@dep.state.fl.us

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT

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.

Bass Pro Surf Fishing Demonstration @ Henderson Beach State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00am CDT

Park entrance fees apply.
$6.00 per vehicle 2-8 people, $4.00 for individual entrance

More Information:
Bass Pro Destin, FL 850-269-6200

Located in the Northwest region at:
Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

Join Bass Pro staff on the beach at Henderson for a surf fishing class. Bait, tackle, and instruction provided. Come learn proper techniques for successful surf fishing, no previous experience required. Space is limited, sign up is required. Participants must have a current Florida saltwater fishing license. Sun protection and a water bottle are recommended. This event is free with paid park admission, and is weather permitting.  To sign up, contact Bass Pro Destin at 850-269-6200.
 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Earth Day Weekend Invasive Plant Pull @ San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free entry to participants

More Information:
Josh Sims (386) 462-7905 to RSVP or for questions

Located in the Northeast region at:
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
12720 NW 109 Lane
Alachua, FL 32615

Help us keep San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park a healthy ecosystem, and earn a free park pass! We will be hand-pulling invasive-exotic Tung Oil Trees from the northwest side of the park. Water, gloves, shovels, and bug spray are provided, but extra supplies are always welcome! Meet us at 12720 NW 109th Lane, Alachua, FL 32615.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Clean-up Day @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free entry for participants.

More Information:
Ranger Station (386) 497-4690

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038

Join our CSO, the Friends of Ichetucknee Springs State Park, will host their first volunteer spring park clean-up days. Bring your family, friends, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your community by helping to clean up trash and debris around Dampier's Dock. We will be in the woods, so please dress comfortably and appropriately, this includes closed-toe shoes and long pants. Also, please come prepared with sunscreen, bug spray, a refillable water bottle, and work gloves if you have them. We will meet at the South Entrance Education Center. Hope to see you there!

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

Morning Nature Walk @ Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am EDT

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

Join a ranger-led trek through Wakulla Springs State Park’s varying forest communities. Forest wildflowers are blooming. Migrating songbirds are passing through. The habitat beckons. Let your guide make the most of your visit as he points out nature's nuances. Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast prior to the walk in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge.

 

Additional Information:

Space is limited. Please call 850-561-7286 to register.

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Participation Requirements

Earth Day and Heritage Nursery Plant Sale @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm EDT

This event is free with park admission.

More Information:
Sandra Cashes, 352-472-1142

Located in the Northeast region at:
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

Celebrate Earth Day with us at Dudley Farm Historic State Park! Learn how to recycle, make a rain barrel and who our pollinators are. Browse our Heritage Nursery Plant Sale where we will be selling plants which grow at Dudley Farm, and also many native plants and trees. 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Spanish-American War Living History Weekend @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

Park Entrance $6.00/vehicle Fort Entrance $2.50/person

More Information:
(904) 277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Join us for a Living History Weekend commemorating the use of Fort Clinch during the Spanish-American War. The Fort will be filled with uniformed interpreters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of the armament and period military equipment.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival @ Fort Cooper State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm EDT

Advance tickets can be purchased in the Park office at $10 per person (At the gate on the day of the event $13). Children 12 years and under are free. 

More Information:
352-726-0315

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450

​The Friends of Fort Cooper have announced the line–up and schedule of the five bands that will be playing at its seventh annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, April 21.  Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.        Pasture Prime

12:15 p.m.       Backwater Bluegrass

  1:30                The Baileys

  2:45                Still House Shakers

  4:00                The Possums

Vendors will feature the following items: pulled pork sandwiches, rack of ribs, philly cheese steak, Italian and polish sausage & sub, grilled chicken club, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, fried oreos, snickers and twinkies and homemade ice cream selections. Get your grub on! The festival will go on rain or shine. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs. No coolers or alcohol are allowed. Tin Roof Shack Productions directs this popular Festival on the shore of Lake Holithlakaha at Fort Cooper State Park.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements

3rd Annual Art in the Park- Celebrate the Arts and the Earth! @ Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EDT

All activities and programs included in entrance fee. ($4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass).

More Information:
386-517-2084

Located in the Central region at:
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
3501 Old Kings Road
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Join us on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 10am-2pm for a day celebrating the arts and the Earth in nature. This event is hosted by the Friends of Tomoka Basin State Parks, Inc. (FOTB) and sponsored by the Florida Women's Art Association (FLWAA). Activities will include an Earth Day celebration with FREE native wildlfower seed packets available (while supplies last), native plant and animal information, an invasive exotics display, kids crafts and face painting. FLWAA workshops just confirmed include: 10am- Plein Air painting with a FLWAA artist, 11am-Affirmation Beads with Marianne Verna, 12pm-Leaf Prints with Carol Thornton and at 1pm Stone Painting with Trish Vevera.  So bring out the family for some fun art workshops, a kids corner, free giveaways, beverages (for donation) in a beautiful and historical setting along Bulow Creek. Remember to celebrate Earth Day every day- we'll show you how you can do your part.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements 

Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, April 21, 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.

Putnam County Earth Day Celebration @ Dunns Creek State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT

Regular park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle. This is an honor box park, exact change is required. The park is unable to accept credit cards at this time.

Tent Camping $10.00 per site per night, RV/Camper/Equestrian Trailer Camping $20.00 per site, per night.

More Information:
Friends of Dunns Creek State Park, fodcspcso@gmail.com

Located in the Central region at:
Dunns Creek State Park
320 Sisco Road
Pomona Park, FL 32181

Join the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park as they host the third annual Putnam County Earth Day Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment, nature tours, camping, and much more! There will also be free eco presentations by a variety of impressive environmental organizations, and games for kids. Food will be available for purchase during the event.

Activities will include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Guided nature hikes
  • Kayak tours
  • Wagon tours
  • Kids games
  • Food for sale

Proceeds from the event are used by the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park, a Citizen Support Organization (CSO), to assist in the maintenance and improvement of the Park.

If you are an environmentally-friendly vendor or would like to volunteer for this event, please call 386-329-3721 or email raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us.

 

Primitive Camping

Primitive camping will be hosted by the Friends of Dunns Creek on Friday, April 20 through Sunday April 23, 2018. Guests will be treated to a group campfire and music. Camping is only available during special events, so make sure to claim your spot! Pre-registration is required.

Check-in for campers begins Friday, 04/20/2018 at noon; final check-out is Sunday, 04/23/2018 by 4 pm. We ask that if you are only staying for Friday night, that you either checkout prior to the event at 10:00am on Saturday or plan to leave after the event at 4:00pm. Primitive camping only - there is no drinking water or electricity provided. There is a vault toilet located a short walk from the primitive camping area. Individual campfires are not permitted. Pets are welcome and must be confined to a six-foot leash or less at all times. Quiet hour times of 11:00pm - 7:00am will be enforced.

Primitive tent camping is available for $10 per site, per night. Primitive RV/Camper/Equestrian camping is available for $20 per site, per night. All camping is currently permitted and managed through the Friends of Dunns Creek State Park and is only available during special events.

Tent Camping Registration - Click Here

RV/Camper/Equestrian Trailer Registration - Click Here

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Comcast Cares Beach Cleanup @ St. Andrews State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm CDT

Entrance fees waived for volunteers.

More Information:
David Morris, (850)708-6100

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Join the Friends of St. Andrews State Park, Inc. and community partner Comcast for a Earth Day beach cleanup at St. Andrews State Park. Comcast Cares will make a donation to the Friends of St. Andrews State Park, Inc. for each volunteer participating in the cleanup.

 

Please click here to register for the event.

Additional Information:

Please meet at the picnic pavilions in the Jetty Day Use Area. Please bring a reusable water bottle and, if needed, bug spray and sunscreen. All other materials will be provided.

Participation Requirements

A Look Into the Historical Old Spanish Quarry @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

Program is 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

Experience a new perspective of the Old Spanish Quarries at Anastasia State Park in relation to the famous Castillo de San Marcos, and the survival of Saint Augustine. This informative program with a fun and knowledgeable ranger will bring the history of the quarry to life, as you learn about the amazing work that occurred in the Old Spanish Quarries and the architecture that influenced the history of Saint Augustine. After checking in at the Ranger Station, please meet for the program in the quarry parking area by the front entrance gate. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Earth Day Celebration @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT

$5 per vehicle

More Information:
386-446-6783

Located in the Central region at:
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Palm Coast, FL, FL 32137

Our 29th Annual Earth Day Celebration will feature environmental vendors and exhbitors, live music, children's section, nature programs,  live birds, food, plant sales and more!  Join us for this fun, family day.  Schedule of events at www.washingtonoaks.org

Additional Information:

Participation requirements

The Amazing Life of a Gopher Tortoise @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

We will be meeting at the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education Center for a walk and talk forcusing on the life of a gopher tortoise. Come out and learn about these amazing creatures!

Appropriate for ages eight and up.

Park entry fee applies.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, April 21, 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.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, April 21, 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

Dade Craft - Trash to Treasures Craft Workshop @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida Annual Park Pass plus $5/person 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

Trash to Treasures will include making several crafts out of recycled material from paper making to glass crafts. 

Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT

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, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

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 

29th Annual Earth Day Celebration @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm EDT

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

Come celebrate Earth Day at Oscar Scherer State Park with live music, fun-filled activities for kids, various environmental and informational booths and more! Park entrance fees will be waived for event participants.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Old Fashioned River Party @ Manatee Springs State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:30pm EDT

Event is free with regular park admission. Hours and Fees

More Information:
Christopher Dixon (352) 493-6736

Located in the Northeast region at:
Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115 Street
Chiefland, FL 32626

Come enjoy the 25th annual event and listen to bluegrass, old-time, and folk music from a variety of local bands. The bands will be playing at the pavilion next to the concession stand, and food will be available. Bring the family and lawn chairs for a day of good music and good times.

Additional Information:

Some extras you might want to bring are insect repellant, sunscreen, and smiles.

Participation requirements

Trash to Treasure Craft Program at Gamble Rogers @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm 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

Help us celebrate Earth Day by turning trash to treasure. We will have recycled plastic bottle caps availalbe to create garden and wall art. This program will be at the butterfly garden. All ages welcome! You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Surf Fishing from Beginner's to Advanced @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$20.00 per person - proceeds benefit FROGR’s - Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park. Please make payment of cash or check (made out to Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park) at the ranger station to secure a reservation on a first come first serve basis or you can pay by Paypal.

Park admission is not included.

 

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 our volunteer Andy Block, an avid fisherman for over 50 years, who will teach the basics of fishing off the beach in the ocean surf. Participants will learn tips on choosing fishing gear, bait and the best area and tides to fish in. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. You can enjoy the beach after the program. Registration is limited to the first 25 people.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Beach Clean Up @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:15am to 11:30am CDT

Registered volunteers receive free admission during event

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

Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call our beach home.  Volunteers check in at Tram Stop #3 (after the 9am tram arrives). Bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle. Dress appropriately for the weather.  Gloves, trash bags and buckets will be provided.  To register as a beach clean up volunteer please call 850-267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Park entrance is located at 7525 W.  County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.   Beach clean up volunteers will need to park in the day use parking lot and either walk to the beach access or take the tram to tram station #3. 

Ranger History Program @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 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.)

Living History Series: Who is Jonathan Dickinson? @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
More Information:
Kimbell Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Local historian, illustrator, and author Dana Phillips will present the life and times of the man whom the park is named after. There is so much more to him than the shipwreck!

Meet at the Kimbell Education Center. Park entry fee applies. 

The History of Turpentine in Northwest Florida @ Eden Gardens State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Program is free with paid park admission

More Information:
Eden Gardens State Park, (850) 267-8320

Located in the Northwest region at:
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Eden Gardens State Park invites you and your family to step into the past and discover turpentine with a Ranger dressed in period attire.  Discover the techniques, processes and uses of a sticky resin that helped shape Florida’s history and has had a lasting effect on Florida’s economy, environment and culture. The program will be held on the Mansion's lawn down by the stage near the bayou.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Island Earth Days @ Honeymoon Island State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am EDT to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 5:00pm EDT
More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Honeymoon Island State Park
#1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Fun for the whole family. The event features live music, environmental displays, wildlife displays, childrens games and food vendors. The event is free with paid park admission.

Shakespeare's Birthday Bash @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission of $2.00. Children ages 5 and under free.

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

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

Shakespeare fans of all ages can enjoy Renaissance games, arts and crafts, and more as The Barnacle and Shakespeare Miami celebrate the Bard of Avon's Birthday! Come in costume or try on one of ours in the photo booth. Participate in scenes and sonnets throughout the day, and see actors perform a staged reading of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from 2 to 4 p.m. Picnics are welcome and snacks will be available to purchase.

Additional Information:

Tea with Mr. Shakespeare Participation Requirements

Onsite parking for vehicles displaying a Disabled Person Parking Permit only. All other vehicles use metered street parking.

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

Saturday, April 21, 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.

Beach Walk @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT

Free with regular park entrance fees

More Information:
Terry O'Toole 772-388-2750

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

Learn about beach environment, the changes, plants, wrackline, birds, sea turtles, crabs and animals that live and visit our beaches.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Native Plant Workshop @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Program free with park admission

More Information:
Teri Graves-McKinstry, Park Specialist (386) 397-2733

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41
White Springs, FL 32096

Discover the benefits of using native plants for landscaping and be introduced to a few of the exotic invasive plants that threaten our natural areas.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Animal Activities and Games for Children @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

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

Children wildlife games and activities that focus on birds, reptiles and amphibians and mammals. 

Music in the Park: Summer Convert Series with Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies @ Anastasia State Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm EDT

This exciting music concert is free with paid park admission. Regular park admission is $8 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (904) 461-2033

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

Come enjoy Music in the Park Saturday, April 21, at Anastasia State Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as we jam to the rhythm sounds of, Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies!

Anastasia State Park is hosting a summer concert series in partnership with Cape Leisure. Each concert will begin with a jam session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. located at the Island Beach Grill inside the park. Guests and local musicians will be welcomed to the stage to showcase their talents, and each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at our beach pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your family and friends to enjoy music from local musicians in a casual and laid-back atmosphere.

Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies are an inevitable collaboration of cultivated musicians with the "soul" objective of captivating music enthusiasts. In addition to performing original music, the jam trio from North East Florida performs an eclectic mix of musical interpretations from the most influential artists of our time.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Island Beach Grill, along with awesome food and drink specials.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements