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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to eight people), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for visitors who bicycle or walk apply. There are no additional fees for the Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Interpretive volunteers introduce children and youth aged 5 to 13 years to Highlands Hammock through exploratory hikes, scavenger hunts, and other activities in a new program for kids.  Learn about plants, animals, habitats, niche, food chains, animal adaptations, fire ecology and more! Young people can experience adventures in nature and sharpen their skills to explore nature in the park and their own backyards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. Two Saturday morning walks are scheduled during May. Visitors who plan to participate will meet at the Music in the Park stage on May 5 and/or May 26 at 10:00 am. The walks take approximately one hour and conclude by 11:00 am. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements and other pertinent information.

Additional Information:

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. No flipflops or sandals. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. Click on EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS to review the participation requirements.

Lake Louisa 5K Race 2018 @ Lake Louisa State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30am to 12:00pm EDT

By 3/31/2018 race fee $25.00 per participant

By 4/30/2018 race fee $30.00 per participant

By 5/20/2018 race fee $35.00 per participant

 

More Information:
llspcso@llsp.org

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Louisa State Park
7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714

Join us for our Annual USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) Race. Participants will run/walk along a tree lined, paved out and back course through Lake Louisa State Park where "wildlife always has the right of way."

Highlights of Race - Finisher medal, colorful event shirt, USATF certified and well monitored course, native plant giveaway and more.

Registering by May 1, 2018 ensures proper t-shirt size. Awards for top overall finishers and the top finisher in each of the 5 year age division, male and female.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. a non-profit 501C3 that supports Lake Louisa State Park through public outreach, special events and fundraisers.

 

Additional Information:

To register for the race please go to: http://sommersports.com/Events/Running/Friends-of-Lake-Louisa-State-Park-5K or pick up a race registration at the Park's Ranger Station.

Participation Requirements

World War II Living History Weekend @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

Park Entrance Fee $6.00/vehicle applies in addition to a $2.50 per person Fort Entry Fee.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, (904) 277-7274

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

Living History program recognizing the role of Fort Clinch State Park during World War II. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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, May 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.

Introduction to Snorkeling @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm 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

Saturdays in May, learn the basics of snorkeling including proper fin and mask selection/fitting, how to clean your mask, snorkeling safety, diving techniques and more. This is a land based course and is free with Park admission. Reservations required, space is limited, call for information at (561) 624-6952.

Tai Chi in the Park @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with park admission ($4 per vehicle)

More Information:
(352) 955-2008

Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Join us Saturday, May 26th for Tai Chi in the park. Instructor Pat Bellis will be teaching 11 Tai Chi Chuan movements intended to increase balance at a slow, introductory pace. Good support shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. Meet us at the parking lot. 

Additional Information:

Consult your medical professional before beginning an exercise routine. For more information, download the participation requirements or the event flyer.

Introduction To Surfing @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT

Free with Park admission.

More Information:
arthur.carton@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Ranger-led course teaching the basics of surfing with lessons on land and water. Lessons are for adults and children 10 and older (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult while in the water). Reservations required, free with Park admission. Call (561) 624-6952 for information and reservations.

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

Saturday, May 26, 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