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Friday, June 15, 2018

2018 Summer Adventure Camp - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm EDT

$185 per session, per camper, includes all materials, such as rocket kit, art supplies, t-shirt, snacks, lunch, insurance, and admission fees. Personal checks, money orders, and cash are accepted. No credit cards. Make checks and money orders payable to: Silver River Museum.

More Information:
Call the Silver River Museum, 352-236-5401, or email drucilla.dickensheet@marion.k12.fl.us

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

From "Spears to Rockets", campers will learn about Stone Age Tools, Pioneer Ingenuity, and Modern Marvels while doing activities that center on team-building games, fun crafts, and friendly competitions. Educational topics cover a wide range of Florida history and science, such as:

  • Ice Age: tomahawk throws, archery, and archaeology dig
  • Pioneer Life: exploring the pine forest, animal track ID, campfire cooking, candle making
  • Modern times: pontoon boat ride, rocket launching, movie night

This camp is a program of Marion County Public Schools and the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.

  • This is a day camp with no overnight stays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • There are three one-week sessions (June 4 through June 22)
  • Ages 8-12.

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 camp application packets and more details, or for more information about the Silver River Museum, visit their website.

Campers are accepted to the Silver River Museum Summer Adventure Camp on a first come, first serve basis.  Capacity will vary.  Payment must accompany registration forms. When a camp session is booked full, campers may be placed on a waiting list. In the event of an opening, campers on waiting lists will be contacted in the order in which their applications were received.

For participation requirements, please contact the camp director to decide whether the program is a good fit for your camper.

Guided Kayak Tour @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with park entry fee of $2.00.

More Information:
Andrew.Flanner@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
Offshore Island
Port Salerno, FL 34997

Experience St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park by way of kayak. This is a unique opportunity to visit one of Florida's magnificent barrier islands. You will paddle through mangrove lined creeks and visit a pristine, undeveloped beach. Your guide will point out various plant and animal species, including some that are rare or endangered, as well as providing insight into the management activities used at the park. Visitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome. The tour is approximately 3 hours long.

Free with park entry fee of $2.00.

Kayak Rentals: $26.50 for single, $37.10 for double.

Reservations are required please contact Park office (772) 219-1880.

What to bring: drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and bug repellent.

No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, June 15, 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.

Topsail Talks - Living Bear Wise @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am 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 County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on June 15, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about the Florida Black Bear and how to "Live Bear Wise". This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park. Future dates and topics are “Prescribed Fires and the Forest” by Florida Forest Service on July 20, "Native American history of the Florida Panhandle" by the Indian Temple Mound Museum on August 17 , "Microplastics and Plastic Pollution" by Dr. Laura Tiu with Florida Sea Grant on September 21 and "Coastal Dune Lakes" by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance on October 19.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sends out periodic emails regarding programs, events, news and volunteer opportunities. You can sign up to receive these emails through the links provided below. Please note you will need to sign up through each link of the type of emails you wish to receive. Signing up for one does not sign you up for the others.  Thank you very much for your interest in and support of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon!  To receive emails regarding programs and events at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding park news such as prescribed fires, park closures or wildlife sightings at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.  To receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park please sign up here.

Candlelight Tours @ Fort Clinch State Park

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 9:00pm EDT

The tour is $3/person in addition to the $6/vehicle park entrance fee

More Information:
RSVP by calling (904) 277-7274, for questions email Brandon.Volbrecht@dep.state.fl.us

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

Experience Fort Clinch by candlelight. Every Friday and Saturday until Labor Day Weekend tours will be offered approximately half an hour after sunset. Reservations are required and open at 8:00 am on Monday the week of the tour. Availability is limited and the tour is subject to cancellation due to weather. Please contact the Ranger Station (904) 277-7274 for more information, reservations and exact times.

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements