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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Audubon Society Guided Bird Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT

Free with paid park entrance

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

No pets please. Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, camera and binoculars recommended.

A guided bird walk on sandy hiking trails through the various park habitats, guided by the Venice Audubon Society.

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Manatee Talk @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm 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

Meet with a Park Naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about our local Manatees. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Thursday, April 26, 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.

Tour de St. Andrews @ St. Andrews State Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am CDT

Regular park entrance fees apply.

More Information:
Amy Thompson, (850) 708-6075

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

Bring your bicycles and join Ameri-Corps Volunteer Amy on a 4-mile bike ride through the park.  This is a leisurely ride and all ages are encouraged to attend.  There will be frequent stops along the way to see and learn about the park's attractions. 

Additional Information:

Meet in the Environmental Interpretive Center parking lot.  Participants age 16 and under must wear a bicycle helmet. 

Participation Requirements

Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am CDT

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

Discuss, learn about and explore the park with a Ranger.  Thursday Ranger Program starts at 3pm.  Check at the Ranger Station for current week's topic and starting location. 

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Living with Florida Panthers program @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

There is no charge to attend this program.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (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

A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on Thursday, April 26, 2018, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room in the park’s Visitor Center. The presenter is Jayne Johnston, Panther Outreach Specialist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) initiative Living with Panthers. Jayne says, “FWC created my role as a public safety measure since panther recovery is such a great success story. With an increase in their population and the human population, we want to ensure the safety of humans and panthers by spreading the word on what we can do to minimize interactions between the two.” Her program will include historical and biological information about panthers, their former and current range, impacts to their populations past present and future, and how to keep safe on the roads where most panthers are killed. She’ll also include information about interagency, public, and private partnerships and citizen science opportunities

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Yoga and Meditation at the Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT

This class is provided by the Friends of Paynes Prairie and Kim for the health and enjoyment of our community. There is no fee for participation in this program, but all donations are appreciated and will be given to the Friends of Paynes Prairie to directly support the yoga program. A donation box specifically for the Prairie Yoga Program will be available during the class for anyone who would like to make a donation.

More Information:
Ranger Station 352-466-3397

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Yoga and Meditation at the Prairie with Kim Holton

 

Thursdays: March 15 through May 31 (12 classes total)

6:00 - 7:00 PM

In the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center overlooking the prairie

Yoga and Meditation with Kim Holton in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center overlooking the prairie.  A beautiful place to relax and unwind from the day.  

This dynamic class will vary each week but always start with a half hour to 45 minutes of postures and movement appropriate for all levels, and end with 15-30 minutes of guided meditation. Longer meditations will always be done lying down. If you love to feel good, relax and enjoy the beauty of the prairie, this class is for you. Open to all levels of experience. If you have a mat or blanket, please bring one with you.  

Class is limited to 12 participants.  Please register for individual classes at www.prairiefriends.org 

Learn more about Kim at www.kimholtonyoga.com 

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