Monthly Work Days at Maclay Gardens State Park @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
There is no charge for participants in these volunteer work projects.
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.
Looking for volunteer opportunities for school or work? Want to give back or get involved with the community? Love being outside and want a reason to visit a state park? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invite you to volunteer with us! The first Saturday of the month our Florida Conservation Corps members will provide an opportunity for those in the community who may need volunteer service hours for school, scouts or other civic groups, or who just want to help the park. Children must be at least 12 years of age and anyone under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Work projects may include weeding, removal of invasive/exotic plants, or other garden or trail maintenance related activity. Be sure to dress for the weather of the day. In the event of rain or other severe conditions, contact the park before coming out. We are eager to help you get the service hours you need while helping the park in return.
Kids' Fishing Day at Maclay @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Admission for the event is free with paid park admission of $6 per vehicle.
For more information, contact Terri Messler at (850) 487-4556.
This program is designed to introduce children of all ages to fishing through family interaction. Participants and their families are rotated through different hands-on teaching stations. After learning different aspects of freshwater fishing, the participants will fish from the dock. There will be drawings throughout the day for prizes sponsored by local merchants.
Please dress appropriately for a warm morning on the shores of Lake Hall and enjoy this opportunity for family fun and physical activity.
Bring insect repellent, water, and sunscreen.
Junior Ranger Day @ Ravine Gardens State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Free with regular park entry fee of $5.00 per vehicle. Registration is recommended as space is limited.
Raymond Presley, 368-329-3721, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Ravine Gardens State Park as we welcome new and returning Junior Rangers on a special day just for them!
New Junior Rangers will learn the core of what it means to be a Florida State Park Ranger while completing activities designed around 4 key aspects of being a Florida State Park Junior Ranger.
- Natural Resources
- Cultural Resources
Becoming a new Junior Ranger is limited to 25 students
Returning Junior Rangers will have an opportunity to work with Ravine Gardens Park Rangers to complete additional activities and earn stamps for their Junior Ranger Passports!
Returning Junior Ranger passport activities limited to 50 students.
Visit https://ravinegardenranger.eventbrite.com to sign up!
MONTHLY MILITIA MUSTER The First Saturday of Each Month @ Fort Mose Historic State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 11:30am EST
Admission to the Demonstration(s) is free. Visitor Center/Museum admission is $2 per person children under 6 are free.
Carl P. Marchand 904-823-2232 email@example.com
Experience musket firing demonstrations as the Castillo de San Marcos Militia trains with the Fort Mose Militia. Children are welcomed to participate in Junior Militia training using our handmade wooden toy muskets and authentic militia uniform items. Monthly musters will not be held during July and December.
First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT
$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274
This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm EDT
Free with park admission
Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and puzzles available for all ages.
No reservation required. Meet us inside the Visitor Center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
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.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Yoga at the Hopper @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Free with your paid entry into the park. Free for annual pass holders
Kayaking the mangroves guided tour @ Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
There is a three dollar fee to enter the park, exact change is required
Join one of our park rangers for a guided paddle through Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. This tour is perfect for kayakers of all skill levels and lasts about an hour. You will learn about our history as well as our plants and wildlife. If the tides are not cooperating then we substitute the paddle with a guided nature hike. The tour lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.
We recomend bug spray, sun block, and closed toed water shoes for the paddle.
History Tours @ Camp Helen State ParkSaturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT
Tour is free with paid park admission.
Camp Helen State Park, (850) 233-5059
Camp Helen State Park invites you to go beyond your park visit, and discover the past and present, on a ranger guided walking tour where you can learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District. Led by informative and entertaining rangers, you will discover and connect with the history that literally surrounds Camp Helen State Park, a Nationally Registered Historic Place.
Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am, so please meet in the Visitor Center and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking attire. Tours take place in the outdoors and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather conditions. Please see Participation Requirements.